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Instructor: Ryan Girard

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

Ryan Girard: MATH111, Fall 2013

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?
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.
I learned a lot more about what goes on behind the scenes in math, and I learned about what can go wrong when preparing for a presentation.
I feel this course really prepared me for becoming a teacher. It exposed me to different styles of teaching as well as learning. Ryan was always available to clear up any questions you may have.
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.
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...
we could learn from one another if we didn;t understand a problem
That we have to go up in front of the class to speak to the students. It helped me to build confidence.
The fact that our class gelled really well. We were able to ask Mr. Girrard queastions while keeping eachother accountable for our actions.
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?
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
Girard just wanted the students to learn. He didn't mind if we messed up on our presentations or tests as long as we were able to see what we did wrong and keep it in mind.
Made it clear that we could ask as many questions as necessary. Always took time to address any concerns or questions. Was very patient when we were learning difficult concepts. Actually made a math course enjoyable, and that is not easily done!
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.
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.
he helps show there isn't just one way to do something
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.
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.
23. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
nothing, i loved how we had time for projects, time for online homework and a good dynamic of collaboration in class and helped build a special bond with our classmates
Girard as a teacher was awesome, but I think he should use less "mymathlab" if he can. The site is just really clunky, breaks hen you need it to work, and sometimes doesn't take correct answers written in a different way.
Perhaps going over more material before the homework instead of after.
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.
The course was unimaginative dry and confusing, but our professor made it very interesting and clear. Our professor could not have been more perfect!
Going through and talking about each chapter would help us more before taking a test rather than just questions being answered.
24. Assignments are returned promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 11 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 9 (82%)
25. Class projects are related to course goals and objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 11 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (100%)
26. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 11 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%) 10 (91%)
27. The course is highly recommended if it were taught by this instructor.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 11 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (100%)
28. The course is so conducted that I know on a daily/weekly basis what is expected of me.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 11 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%) 10 (91%)
29. The guest lecturers addressed issues relevant to the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 11 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (100%)
30. The exams were a fair test of your knowledge of the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 11 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 3 (27%) 7 (64%)
31. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 11 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (100%)
32. Other comments:
Thank you for the time and effort you put into our class, the guest speakers were so helpful and you were so good about letting us know what all is out there by giving us plenty of options with our education path!
Thank you Ryan, first math class I actually didn't dread! You made it a fun learning experience which prepared me for becoming a teacher myself.
Ryan 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.
I am glad that Yale didn't think of stealing our Ryan Girard!

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

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?
Using self analysis on exams to rethink problems on why you got it wrong and how to correct it.
having an in class tutor to help out
I found that the Part B of his testing was the most helpful towards my learning.
The in-class discussions of problems.
It provided me a chance to experience the rigor associated with college courses; I now feel better prepared to handle college next year.
1. my math lab homework 2. my math lab extra study help 3. advice on wolfram alpha 4. advice on future math work
It helped me think more carefully about word problems, and the homework helped with practice.
The part where I learned calculus.
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.
What I found most valuable was the availability of instructors and tutors that could help me to understand the material more thoroughly.
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.
Creating Study groups and going to tutoring sessions.
Some examples applied to some real life applications.
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.
The "Help Me Solve It"'s on My Math Lab and working with others in class.
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?
Getting our books replaced when it fell apart.
He is easy to approach and talk to when I need help.
I found that Girard's organized notes helped break down difficult sections to understand.
His enthusiasm and knowledge of the subject matter are unmatched.
He has a wonderful way of explaining thing that would have otherwise made absolutely no sense.
1. bright appearance 2. passion for subject and teaching 3. flexible presentation style
He is always willing to help the students.
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 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.
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.
He gave us opportunities to improve our grades and was always willing to stay after class to assist us on any issues we were having with any particular lesson.
He is willing to provide help outside of class if you are willing to meet with him.
He allows many extra credit opportunities and gives a chance of redemption on tests by adding a part B.
He never hesitated to spend class time answering student questions, even if it meant slowing the class down.
The way he can explain topics and how to approach problems.
23. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
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.
Creating Study Groups, and Review Sheets before tests/exams
encourage more work done on paper, as opposed to online.
Make the homework less time-consuming
better audiovisual equipment
Probably lower the homework load a bit.
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.
I was very content with Mr. Girard's teaching methods.
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.
None. Great method
To improve the course there should be study groups available for students to attend that are hosted by tutors.
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.
I would've liked scheduled extra credit out-side-of class group problem- solving activities, such as provided by my trig teacher, Coco.
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.
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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:
Good Team work this semester on math faculty in providing math clubs and opening the door to math with a friendly atmosphere.
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.
None
This was the best class I have taken in my brief time at KCC.
Great class, great instructor!
I am very thankful for the professor I got this semester. Despite outside factors that affected my studies, when I was in class I felt engaged and time flew by in the classroom. The course is very demanding but encourages you to raise your hand and ask questions and be willing to admit that you don't understand something.
Ryan's class is easy if your willing to learn the course material.
It was fun.

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?
I thought that Ryan Girard was able to always help me when I had questions about a math problem. He also explained it very well so that I could understand it.
It was a good refresher before going into the higher math classes.
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.
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.
Its online.
Working on my own and figuring out how to do course work from the computer
6. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 10 1.25 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 4 (40%) 4 (40%)
7. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.3 10 1.25 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 6 (60%)
8. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 10 1.33 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 2 (20%) 5 (50%)
9. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.3 10 1.25 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 6 (60%)
10. The instructor has an interesting style of presentation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.9 10 1.45 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) 2 (20%) 5 (50%)
11. The instructor was enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.3 10 1.25 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 6 (60%)
12. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 10 1.26 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 7 (70%)
13. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 10 1.26 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 7 (70%)
14. The design of this course lets me learn at my own pace.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
2.8 10 1.62 Freq(%) 3 (30%) 2 (20%) 1 (10%) 2 (20%) 2 (20%)
15. The instructor was able to stimulate and lead group discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.11 10 1.27 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (40%) 4 (40%)
16. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.8 10 1.23 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 4 (40%) 3 (30%)
17. The instructor was thoughtful and precise in response to questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.1 10 1.29 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 3 (30%) 5 (50%)
18. The instructor was available and willing to help with individual problems outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.3 10 1.25 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 6 (60%)
19. The instructor uses class time well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.56 10 1.33 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 4 (40%) 1 (10%) 3 (30%)
20. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 10 1.33 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 2 (20%) 5 (50%)
21. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.9 10 1.29 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 3 (30%) 4 (40%)
22. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
I found that the in class participation was valuable because I was able to ask questions when I needed help on the homework questions.
He was able to identify where problems occurred, and was able to address it promptly.
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.
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.
When you need help and have questions he is willing to help you and makes time.
23. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
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.
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 would have preferred to have more class time to go over drills, working a selection of problems over and over (different sets, but same concept). We currently spend the entire class time working two or three problem sets. I wish were could have came to class everyday and completely gone through the homework, not just spending the entire class to go over one or two problems. There are so many concepts in this course, working two or three a class was not enough.
More in class instruction, not enough time to cover all of the material learned in the homework.
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25. The TA gives clear and understandable explanations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
3.9 10 1.37 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 1 (10%) 5 (50%) 0 (0%)
26. The TA appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.1 10 1.37 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 1 (10%) 6 (60%) 0 (0%)
27. Assignments are returned promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 10 1.33 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 2 (20%) 5 (50%)
28. Class projects are related to course goals and objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 10 1.32 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 3 (30%) 4 (40%)
29. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 10 1.25 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 4 (40%) 4 (40%)
30. The course is highly recommended if it were taught by this instructor.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.9 10 1.37 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 1 (10%) 5 (50%)
31. The course is so conducted that I know on a daily/weekly basis what is expected of me.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.1 10 1.29 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 3 (30%) 5 (50%)
32. The exams were a fair test of your knowledge of the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.8 10 1.4 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) 3 (30%) 4 (40%)
33. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 10 1.32 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 2 (20%) 6 (60%)
34. Other comments:
I thought that Ryan Girard was a great teacher and really smart.
This hybrid course needs to be reevaluated and not suggested for slower learners like me who have to be coached through every class on the material just covered.
From my understanding, this was the first time for the hybrid course. Not only was the course mainly online, but meeting face to face during an evening course worked out perfectly. Ryan is very knowledgeable and it helps when a teacher is very excited to teach it. Makes a student who does not like math or has a hard time, somewhat changes the frame of mind about math. The only other comment is that I wish Ryan could be available to do the same type of teaching for Math 103. Math is very hard for some and he made it very worthwhile being in his class.
I feel that this class could better serve students if held once a week on Wednesdays for 2.5 hours instead of the 1 hours and 15 minutes on Mon. & Tues. It takes awhile for students to settle every time we arrive for class, a good 5-7 minutes are lost just settling in for class (announcements, information). It also takes awhile to settle into the "groove" of math, once we are on a roll and are understanding and working the concepts, class is over. Also, traveling to and from campus takes much time and effort for working people like me. I spend an hour commuting to and from campus that takes time from my studies. I really feel a 2.5 hour class once a week would be more beneficial to students.

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

Campus: Kauai Community College Department: Math
Course: MATH 24 - Elem Algebra I Crn (Section): 43014 (0)    
1. I developed more confidence in myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
2. I help classmates learn.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.4 5 1.14 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 2 (40%) 1 (20%) 1 (20%)
3. The course made me think hard and carefully.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
4. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
5. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
I found the textbook and computer book very help full. I loved how they had videos explaining the most difficult problems in the chapters. And the textbook explained really well.
all online assignments, organizers and text book was very helpful through the chapters and problem.
The online tools really helped when not in class.
I found the help from the teacher and aid and all the helpful tutor guides real good.
6. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 5 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 4 (80%)
7. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
8. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 5 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 1 (20%) 3 (60%)
9. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
10. The instructor has an interesting style of presentation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 3 (60%)
11. The instructor was enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
12. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
13. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
14. The design of this course lets me learn at my own pace.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 5 1.34 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (80%)
15. The instructor was able to stimulate and lead group discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 5 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 1 (20%) 2 (40%)
16. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
17. The instructor was thoughtful and precise in response to questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 3 (60%)
18. The instructor was available and willing to help with individual problems outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 5 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 1 (20%) 3 (60%)
19. The instructor uses class time well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
20. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
21. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 5 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 2 (40%) 2 (40%)
22. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
Mr. Girard is really an awesome teacher. He respects everyones way of learning so therefore he would explain to where he or she could understand. He would really break down a problem and not move on to the next step unless he saw that you really understood it. He is vey patient meaning before he would explain a problem that an individual doesn't understand he would start from square one regardless if it meant to go back 5 chapters ago.
his examples by using relatively to my personal life at work for examples to my school work.
Mr. Girard is very smart in his field. I cant wait to take another one of his math classes!
He was a fun and ethusiastic person as well as well knowledgable which made it easy to ask or talk to him when I needed help.
23. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
I probably wouldn't recommend this summer course to someone who just took a compass test and qualifies for these math classes.
nothing
I wouldnt change anything about this summer program.
Maybe a little more HS teacher type like taking a little time to go over problems students are learning and any given point to show easier more effective ways of doing the problem instead of having to repeat himself to each student so he doesn't have to waste his time repeating himself. But one on one is also good sometimes.
24. Any comments about the TA?
our TA was awesome! I really loved going to class having a TA and a teacher.
TA was very helpfull too.
Kyra was a big help and is very smart!
25. Assignments are returned promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 3 (60%)
26. Class projects are related to course goals and objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 5 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 1 (20%) 3 (60%)
27. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
28. The course is highly recommended if it were taught by this instructor.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 5 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 4 (80%)
29. The course is so conducted that I know on a daily/weekly basis what is expected of me.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
30. Audiovisual materials (or computers) used in this course contributed significantly to my learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
31. The exams were a fair test of your knowledge of the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
32. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
33. Comment on the physical environment of the classroom (space, noise, lighting, seating, etc.)
I really enjoyed the environment of classroom.
computer is a little slow but other than that environment is great and everyone was willing to learn.
envirioment was perfect!
It was a nice learning enviroment. Queit, cool, and had everything you would need for the course.
34. Other comments:
I really enjoyed Mr. Girards teaching and the way he set up the class. Hes a very positive patient math teacher. I would totally recommend this course to anyone who previously took a math class prior to summer school.
KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK AS A TEACHER!!!! MR GIRARD IS VERY HELPFUL AND VERY KNOWLEDGABLE.....
Mr Girard is the MAN!!!!!! thank you for all your hard work and dedication!
I had a great time and experience in this course. It was challenging, but also help at any time that you needed it. I also liked how the teacher made sure their was a way to get in touch with him if you needed to during non class hours. It was also a nice enviroment where you didn't feel over welmed or stressful while you study or did your work. I really liked the set up of the course because it was chellenging but not over bored to where you couldn't keep up with the course outline and also how you can work ahead so you were able to go at your own pace.

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

Campus: Kauai Community College Department: Math
Course: MATH 25 - Elem Algebra II Crn (Section): 43015 (0)    
1. I developed more confidence in myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
2. I help classmates learn.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
3. The course made me think hard and carefully.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
4. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
5. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
I loved the fact that it was all self-paced so that you could work ahead of the class. It was also kind of nice to have a small amount of students so that we all got a lot of one on one time with the teacher or tutor.
The course was comprehensive. Help was always available.
between the teacher, the tutor, and classmates there was always someone to help me
6. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
7. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
8. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
9. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
10. The instructor has an interesting style of presentation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 3 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 1 (33%) 1 (33%)
11. The instructor was enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
12. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
13. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
14. The design of this course lets me learn at my own pace.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
15. The instructor was able to stimulate and lead group discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
16. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
17. The instructor was thoughtful and precise in response to questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
18. The instructor was available and willing to help with individual problems outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
19. The instructor uses class time well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
20. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
21. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
22. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
He is very intelligent in math and can almost use every single math problem in the real world.
Prepared, enthusiastic, empathetic, knowledgable, consistent, and confident. Great class.
he can explain math problems in ways that were very easy to understand
23. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
He's a great teacher and really has no need to improve any teaching styles.
Keep up the good work!
make the course longer so there is more time to learn the subject
24. Any comments about the TA?
Teachers Assistant was also very helpful and knew her math really well.
Great job!
she was very helpful
25. Assignments are returned promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
26. Class projects are related to course goals and objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
27. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
28. The course is highly recommended if it were taught by this instructor.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
29. The course is so conducted that I know on a daily/weekly basis what is expected of me.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
30. Audiovisual materials (or computers) used in this course contributed significantly to my learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
31. The exams were a fair test of your knowledge of the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
32. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
33. Comment on the physical environment of the classroom (space, noise, lighting, seating, etc.)
Love the classroom
Commfortable, calm environment. Good for doing mathematics.
34. Other comments:
Great class i really enjoyed it :)

Ryan Girard: MATH100, Spring 2013     Back to top

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

Ryan Girard: MATH112, Spring 2013     Back to top

Campus: Kauai Community College Department: Math
Course: MATH 112 - Math for Educators II Crn (Section): 42349 (0)    
1. I developed more confidence in myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.21 14 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 6 (43%) 6 (43%)
2. I help classmates learn.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.93 14 0.92 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 3 (21%) 6 (43%) 4 (29%)
3. The course made me think hard and carefully.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.79 14 0.43 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (21%) 11 (79%)
4. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.36 14 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 5 (36%) 7 (50%)
5. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
The videos!
The support of the professor.
All the different methods of learning and the resources that we had. Each week had a couple of tasks that needed to be done, wether it was working with our groups, discussions, or our math lab homework. The resources were always availible to us especially on my math lab and when we had special assignments like finding videos online that relates to what is being taught that week in class or finding online games that relates to what is being learned.
The most valuable thing was my instructors flexibility and patience. There were many difficulties I encountered but none he was not able to walk me through.
Just like Math 111 from last semester I found this course to be very well organized and taught. There weren't any surprises on tests that weren't covered in the modules, due dates were according to the syllabus, the instructor was easy to reach with questions, modules were available when they were expected to be available. I found the content itself to be challenging but the course was just really well taught.
Group work helped me a lot. My group members were really great and helped me to learn subjects and pushed me to do better.
What I found most valuable and helpful about this course was becoming more confident in my math skills. Especially after having to answer a question more than once if I got it wrong. It can sometimes be frustrating. But when you get the answer its very rewarding when you see the green button that says well done, or good job!
What I found most helpful about the course was how Mr. Girard set up each module so that we were able to learn the content in a variety of ways; vidoes the book, slides. It allowed for all learning types to learn.
discussions with the entire group
MyMathLab was very useful in understanding the subject. The videos were most helpful.
Since this is a course on how to teach math to elementary students, I found very helpful and useful the class videos where I could see different approaches to teach the same topic.
My math lab. The example tab was extremly helpful
6. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 14 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 2 (14%) 10 (71%)
7. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 14 0.36 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 12 (86%)
8. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.79 14 0.43 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (21%) 11 (79%)
9. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.79 14 0.43 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (21%) 11 (79%)
10. The instructor has an interesting style of presentation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 14 0.85 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (21%) 2 (14%) 9 (64%)
11. The instructor was enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 14 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (29%) 9 (64%)
12. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 14 0.36 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 12 (86%)
13. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.77 14 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (21%) 10 (71%)
14. The design of this course lets me learn at my own pace.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 14 0.85 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 3 (21%) 10 (71%)
15. The instructor was able to stimulate and lead group discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.36 14 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (21%) 3 (21%) 8 (57%)
16. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 14 1.07 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 0 (0%) 4 (29%) 8 (57%)
17. The instructor was thoughtful and precise in response to questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.62 14 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 3 (21%) 9 (64%)
18. The instructor was available and willing to help with individual problems outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 14 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 4 (29%) 9 (64%)
19. The instructor uses class time well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 14 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 5 (36%) 8 (57%)
20. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 14 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (29%) 10 (71%)
21. The amount of work required is appropriate for the credit received.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 14 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 6 (43%) 7 (50%)
22. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
He is quick to email back and is very knowledgeable.
He is open to options, and he is extremely supportive.
The he is knowledgable about his subject. Some teachers don't bother with making online classes fun or even interesting, he is determined to watch you succeed and will go out of his way to help you or find a way to solve your problem, he never gives up on you.
Ryan was very meticulous, and gave clear detailed instructions of what he expected from us as students. It was nice he got back to emails almost instantly and was open to many suggestions. I really appreciated Ryan taking the time to help me with specific problems I would email to him. It was nice to know he cared about his students even from a different island. Ryan knew his content and could give detailed descriptions of how to solve problems we got wrong.
The comments on the group projects about areas to improve. This shows that the coursework is reviewed and isn't just given to receive credit. Reviewing problems from the previous test also showed that the instructor was concerned with the students learning the content of the course and not just getting the right answer. I also found the videos of actual student exercising to be extremely helpful!
He graded very appropriately and gave helpful feedback.
What I found most valuable and helpful about Ryan Girard was that when there were questions that I had about problems I was having he responded back to me in a timely fashion.
He always responded to my questions quickly and with a good answer.
always available to answer questions and challenged thinking
Preparing for exams with other students on the discussion boards were very helpful. I also like that he uses homework questions on exams.
He's very helpful and selects very interesting material for the class. He's always willing to help students and he answers emails with questions right away.
23. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
Sometimes the over load of module tasks can be a little over whelming but overall the course is great and since I took his online math class last semester I am already used to it.
My only suggestion would be notes for tests, we barely go over each homework assignment and its near impossible for us to memorize everything. There are no "study sessions" and it is very hard to make time to meet up with people we don't know.
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make the modules available with a link on laulima like math 111. it was harder to go through gmail every time i needed to find assignment info
I think he teaches very well.
update the videos you use in mymathlab, khan acedemy is much better i really disliked the group projects, it was just a bunch of busy work
24. Assignments are returned promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.21 14 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 6 (43%) 6 (43%)
25. Class projects are related to course goals and objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 14 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (36%) 9 (64%)
26. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 14 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (50%) 7 (50%)
27. The course is highly recommended if it were taught by this instructor.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 14 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 3 (21%) 10 (71%)
28. The course is so conducted that I know on a daily/weekly basis what is expected of me.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.85 14 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 11 (79%)
29. The exams were a fair test of your knowledge of the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.62 14 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 3 (21%) 9 (64%)
30. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 14 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (29%) 10 (71%)
31. Online communication with class members and the instructor helped me to learn course materials in an effective manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.64 14 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 3 (21%) 10 (71%) 0 (0%)
32. What did you like most about your online course experience?
We were able to do our assignments on our own time. We knew exactly what was due and when it was due.
I liked the freedom of creating my own schedule. Being a working mother of two it is not always easy to get it all done. But having the ease to create my own schedule has really helped me with this.
The class interactions that we had, for an online course it was fun being able to work with groups and have online discussions like a virtual class room.
I liked the flexibility of time, I could choose when and where to do my homework.
This course was taught in a way that I feel I received the same instruction as a student taking the same course, but not online. I like the online alternative because I am a nontraditional student and have other life commitments that make traditional college schedules challenging. I am also on a different island than where this course is taught and, in fact, I am not near a campus. The nearest satellite facility is 45 minutes away.
Having a week to do assignments was very helpful time wise i could finish the work on my time when it was best for me. he was also consistent with when assignments were due which was helpful.
What I liked most about my online class experience is that I was able to learn and not even step foot in a classroom. I prefer online classes because I get to be home with my family, even it is means I am working in a different room so I can have my piece and quiet.
The ability to learn on my time.
online classes best fit my schedule
working with groups was helpful in learning the material.
I could study late at night time, that's the only time available I have. I can't go to any class during the day, this is the only way for me to continue college.
33. What did you like least about your online course experience?
Group work is a little tricky with online course.
I know there is a ton of material to cover , but the weekly module over loads are sometimes hectic.
I had a hard time getting group work done, it was difficult when you are not all on the same island.
This is the best means for my life at this time.
Group Projects.
The lack of socialization.
collab sessions on sunday. yes I could make these but sundays are family time in my house and it was at a time i would be trying to put my son to bed.
NOthing
the group projects! i didnt sign up for an online class to work around other peoples schedules
34. Other comments:
once again I enjoyed taking professor girards online math class.
This was a surprisingly decent course, unlike the gruesome course you take at UH manoa, those instructors only confuse us.
I really feel like I learned so much in this course and I am so grateful for the positive experience. As I mentioned before, I found the coursework to be challenging and frustrating at times but the actual course instruction was superb.
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Ryan Girard: MATH21, Spring 2013     Back to top

Campus: Kauai Community College Department: Math
Course: MATH 21 - Basic Math and Pre-Algebra Crn (Section): 42174 (0)    
1. I developed more confidence in myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 8 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 2 (25%) 4 (50%)
2. I help classmates learn.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.75 8 1.28 Freq(%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 4 (50%) 2 (25%)
3. The course made me think hard and carefully.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 8 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 1 (13%) 6 (75%)
4. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 8 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 4 (50%) 3 (38%)
5. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
i got to re learn the base of algebra because i didn't pay attention when i was in high school. thanks to mr. girard
A better understanding of math functions and being able to attend in the evening.
The new techniques on how to do math. The extra tutoring and extra time he would work with us was very much appreciated.
The step by step instructions and hands on help
I like the way Ryan Girard explains and teaches us how to do the math problems.
My math skills suck, to put it simply. Ryan actually put it in to terms I could understand.
That I was able to undeRstand.
6. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 8 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 5 (63%)
7. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%)
8. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%)
9. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 8 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 6 (75%)
10. The instructor has an interesting style of presentation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 8 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 3 (38%) 4 (50%)
11. The instructor was enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 8 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 5 (63%)
12. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%)
13. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 8 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 6 (75%)
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  
3.5 8 1.2 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 2 (25%) 2 (25%) 2 (25%)
15. The instructor was able to stimulate and lead group discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 8 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 5 (63%)
16. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 8 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 4 (50%) 3 (38%)
17. The instructor was thoughtful and precise in response to questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 8 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 6 (75%)
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 8 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 2 (25%) 5 (63%)
19. The instructor uses class time well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%)
20. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 8 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 6 (75%)
21. The amount of work required is appropriate for the credit received.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 8 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (63%) 3 (38%)
22. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
he cared and wanted you to learn. and tried his best to make you understand
Mr. Girard is a great teacher. His ability to break-down the steps for a math problem helps to make it more clear and understandable.
The extra time he spent with students.
His availability during class n knowledge
The way he teaches and uses the time for the class.
Ryan was and is always available to his students. He never turns away a student with a question. He really goes the extra mile to help us understand the material.
He explained the problems step by step
23. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
just keep doing what your doing!
Class pace may be too fast for some students as this is a remedial class. But the availability of tutors in class have been a great help!
All good!
Ryan is a great teacher, no need for improvement.
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24. Assignments are returned promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 8 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 6 (75%)
25. Class projects are related to course goals and objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 8 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (50%) 4 (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 8 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (50%) 4 (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  
4.5 8 1.07 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 6 (75%)
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  
4.5 8 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (50%) 4 (50%)
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  
4.5 8 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (50%) 4 (50%)
30. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 8 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 6 (75%)
31. Other comments:
Thank you I'm looking forward to taking the next class in the fall with him.
Good teacher!
Ryan is the teacher to have if you are needing help with your math skills. I would recommend his classes to anyone. I am looking forward to taking his class in the fall. I was disappointed that I missed the deadline for nominating instructors for excellence reports. He deserves recognition for his enthusiasm and his patient, kind way of helping his students.
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Ryan Girard: MATH26, Spring 2013     Back to top

Campus: Kauai Community College Department: Math
Course: MATH 26 - Elem Algebra Crn (Section): 42353 (2)    
1. I developed more confidence in myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.22 9 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 5 (56%) 3 (33%)
2. I help classmates learn.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.11 9 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 4 (44%) 3 (33%)
3. The course made me think hard and carefully.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.22 9 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 3 (33%) 4 (44%)
4. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 9 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 3 (33%) 5 (56%)
5. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
I was able to do the work at my own pace.
Ryan lets you correct your problems on a test and complete a part B, it really helps you see and understand what and where you were wrong, and get points if you correct it!
I learned to solve and evaluate a lot of math problems.
The teacher and students that were in the class was willing to help each other with problems that they had hard time with
The teacher is very helpful and has a positive attitude.
What I found most valuable and helpful for me in the course is because this is an intensive course being focused and allowing study time and completing task on a timely manner.
The time the instructor took in making sure we understood every concept and how easy he made the subject.
6. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 9 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 6 (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  
4.78 9 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 7 (78%)
8. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 9 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 2 (22%) 6 (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 9 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 6 (67%)
10. The instructor has an interesting style of presentation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.11 9 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 4 (44%) 3 (33%)
11. The instructor was enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 9 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 4 (44%) 4 (44%)
12. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 9 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 7 (78%)
13. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 9 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 7 (78%)
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 9 1.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 2 (22%) 1 (11%) 4 (44%)
15. The instructor was able to stimulate and lead group discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 9 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (44%) 5 (56%)
16. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 9 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 4 (44%) 4 (44%)
17. The instructor was thoughtful and precise in response to questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 9 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (56%) 4 (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  
4.44 9 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 3 (33%) 5 (56%)
19. The instructor uses class time well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 9 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 3 (33%) 5 (56%)
20. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 9 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (44%) 5 (56%)
21. The amount of work required is appropriate for the credit received.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 9 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 4 (44%) 4 (44%)
22. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
Was able to explain how to solve a problem in a way that I could understand.
Always helpful, he would always find me in the library and ask if I needed help, and yes most of the time I did.
Ryan is willing to help everyone who needed help and had questions.
He was always there to help the students as best as he could and he never said no.
He made time to help and tutor his students, gave one on one help as needed.
Mr. Girard helped me to think and resolve problems not just a specific way but to consider another way.
Resources on laulima, notes, quizzes and exam
23. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
N/A
We had a lot of students at the beginning and we had to slow down for everyone to catch up, now there are only a few and we are breezing through. If you need help there are tons of way to get it.
Ryan Girard has nothing to improve he is a great teacher and has very good knownledge of math.
Course is great no need for change.
24. Assignments are returned promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 9 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 4 (44%) 4 (44%)
25. Class projects are related to course goals and objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 9 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (67%) 3 (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  
4.38 9 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (56%) 3 (33%)
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  
4.33 9 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 4 (44%) 4 (44%)
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 9 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 3 (33%) 4 (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  
4.11 9 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 4 (44%) 3 (33%)
30. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 9 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 2 (22%) 6 (67%)
31. Other comments:
N/A
I wish we would take quizzes and or tests more frequently, we cover a lot of information and sometimes I would lose information.
I wish you taught the next math I'm taking. You're great Ryan. Keep it up!

Ryan Girard: MATH111, Fall 2012     Back to top

Campus: Kauai Community College Department: Math
Course: MATH 111 - Math for Educators I Crn (Section): 41344 (1)    
1. I developed more confidence in myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 12 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 9 (75%) 2 (17%)
2. I help classmates learn.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.75 12 0.87 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 3 (25%) 6 (50%) 2 (17%)
3. The course made me think hard and carefully.
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%)
4. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.36 12 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (58%) 4 (33%)
5. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
It gave me a fresh perspective on math.
I found the videos and pdfs to be helpful along with reading the textbook. Also being able to do the homework in My Math Lab is great because you can also click view example if you get stuck.
The projects we did throughout the semester were very helpful and actually made me feel lie I was on the road to becoming a teacher!
I liked the videos of the children because they show their thinking and their challenges with math. Great tool for when we become elementary teachers.
I like the set up of the online course work in my math lab. It has organized notes and lots of videos to help students understand the material.
it was a refresher for math, even though it was a course to teach math it helped like a refresher with the basic algebra and math concepts.
when doing homework online i really like how we got view an example of the problem and if we didnt know how to do the problem we could press on the bottom that said "help me solve this problem". I also like how if we had any questions at all we could post them in the discussion post were we could get answers right away.
I think that the most valuable part about this course was a combination of everything. From the online homework, to the discussions, to the group work, to the online classes.
The class was well organized and there were many built in systems to help me along the way while doing the homework. The tests were accurate reflections of what we did in class, so I felt confident that if I studied the materials, I would be prepared.
*Relating each subject to the ways it will be taught in the classroom. *The online aspect!!!!! *The quizzes gave options to assist in finding the answer if I was having trouble *The instruction videos weren't boring *I appreciated the instruction videos that featured real students *The analysis of students' mistakes *Mixed media style of learning *Personalization of the course - this is especially difficult because it is online
Having the opportunity to learn different strategies in teaching todays math in schools today.
6. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 12 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 3 (25%) 8 (67%)
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 12 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 9 (75%)
8. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 12 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 9 (75%)
9. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 12 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 9 (75%)
10. The instructor has an interesting style of presentation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.42 12 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 5 (42%) 6 (50%)
11. The instructor was enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 12 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (17%) 9 (75%)
12. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 12 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 9 (75%)
13. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 12 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 9 (75%)
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  
4.42 12 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 3 (25%) 7 (58%)
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 12 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 4 (33%) 6 (50%)
16. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
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%)
17. The instructor was thoughtful and precise in response to questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 12 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 9 (75%)
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 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (17%) 9 (75%)
19. The instructor uses class time well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 12 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 4 (33%) 6 (50%)
20. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 12 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 9 (75%)
21. The amount of work required is appropriate for the credit received.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.42 12 0.9 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 4 (33%) 7 (58%)
22. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
He knows how to teach math!
I found it helpful when he would put instructor comments in My Math Lab to make sure we understood what was being asked.
The lessons and assignments he had us do were very helpful and really got me thinking!
He responded immediately to questions and emails. He's always very helpful.
I like how he replies back to students quickly and he gives through explanations.
mr girard is very knowledgable about math and expecially with communication if you have any questions or problems he gets right back to you through email. He is helpful if you made a mistake or dont understand one of the problems he will work with you.
He really took the time to look over our problems and see if we were doing the problems right, using the right methods, etc. He didnt just base the grade off of the answer he based the grade off of how we worked the problem which i though was really good that way we could see what exactly we did wrong and how we could fix it.
Thanks for giving feed back on the exams. I also liked how on some questions you asked for an explanation because it challenges us as students to make sure that we have a complete understanding of the content.
I felt that the Ryan Girard really cared and was there for us, which is rare for an online instructor. He answered all of my questions promptly, and always made me feel like it was easy to contact him with any concerns at any time.
*Responded to emails in a timely manner *The class was well thought out, interesting, fair, and balanced
His response to questions via email were done promptly which in turn gave the student the advantage to move on in their assignments.
23. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
In the beggining of the course maybe state more clearly what each weeks assignments will look like and include details about blogs and discussions
The course has too much homework for the 3 credits. There are too many questions in MML for each of the modules, they are supposed to be a review of the topic we already learned in school. It's time consuming! As for Ryan Girard, I think he does a great job teaching this class!
he has a very effective style of teaching.
I think everything went great.
I thought there were too many group projects and what happens is that one person does all of the work and everyone is getting credit for it. I also think that as a "Math for Educators" course, it would be beneficial to have more lessons on how to actually structure a lesson and teach the material we were learning.
group projects were very inconvienant because i was not able to do my work on my own time like you would like to do when taking an ONLINE class. i found them really annoying. there must be another option
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24. Assignments are returned promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 12 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 3 (25%) 8 (67%)
25. Class projects are related to course goals and objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 12 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (17%) 9 (75%)
26. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 12 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 3 (25%) 8 (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 12 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (33%) 8 (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  
4.67 12 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (17%) 9 (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  
4.58 12 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 3 (25%) 8 (67%)
30. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 12 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 9 (75%)
31. Online communication with class members and the instructor helped me to learn course materials in an effective manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.5 12 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 3 (25%) 6 (50%) 0 (0%)
32. What did you like most about your online course experience?
I learned a bunch of new computer skills.
I liked that the homework questions were in My Math Lab.
That I could work at my own pac
I can work on my homework whenever is convenient for me.
I liked how we got to interact with our classmates, especially through the use of google documents.
the different resources that was availible to us and the feedback that we got each week.
It was very time efficient even though I am a full time student and have a job I still had time to do homework for math online. Deadlines were great and provided me time to work the homework on my own schedule. Google docs allowed me and my partner as well as my teacher to interact in problems and working out the material.
It can be done on my time.
Working on my own pace, work schedule and my other classes throughout the week.
33. What did you like least about your online course experience?
having to input math things typed out on the computer during the exams . . . it is hard for me.
Group projects The group projects I found to be difficult b/c you are not physically together doing the work. It's hard to meet up online because people all have different schedules. I think it should be mandatory for each group to meet at least once a week on google chat or in the chat room.
Couldn't ask questions and get a response immediately
It was my first online course. I think it was good and I will continue taking classes online.
sometimes it was hard to communicate with other classmates for the group assignments.
n/a
I have no time :-)
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34. Other comments:
Great lessons and modules. Really liked reviewing the material.
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One of the best online classes I have taken.
I've never taken a math course online because i thought it would be too complicated but it wasn't that bad.
Great class!
This class was great! It wasn't easy for me by any means and I didn't get all the questions right or understand the concepts immediately. However, it taught me the concepts, I understood what I was doing wrong, taught me about children's learning styles, and My Math Lab was easy to use. I would highly recommend the course taught by this instructor.

Ryan Girard: MATH24, Fall 2012     Back to top

Campus: Kauai Community College Department: Math
Course: MATH 24 - Elem Algebra I Crn (Section): 41366 (2)    
1. I developed more confidence in myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.78 9 0.97 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 2 (22%) 4 (44%) 2 (22%)
2. I help classmates learn.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.88 9 0.64 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 5 (56%) 1 (11%)
3. The course made me think hard and carefully.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 9 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 4 (44%) 4 (44%)
4. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.89 9 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 4 (44%) 2 (22%)
5. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
Hawks, notes of chapter, and warm ups that relate to hwaks problems.
I Liked the way he taught us he engaged all his students and made us feel apart of the class.
Ryan would start out the class with warmups which are things people are having problems with.
multiplication
He was there to answer any questions
What I found most valuable about this course is the fact that I can apply Math to everywhere and anywhere that I go. So it is very useful/ valuable.
the tutors coming in to the class for help
The teacher's commitment and fun explanation of algebra.
I liked hawks it made sure i did the home work right befor you were finised very useful tool
6. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.11 9 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 6 (67%) 2 (22%)
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 9 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (56%) 4 (44%)
8. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.11 9 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 6 (67%) 2 (22%)
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  
4.22 9 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 5 (56%) 3 (33%)
10. The instructor has an interesting style of presentation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.22 9 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (78%) 2 (22%)
11. The instructor was enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 9 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (56%) 4 (44%)
12. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 9 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (44%) 5 (56%)
13. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.11 9 1.05 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 3 (33%) 4 (44%)
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  
3.56 9 1.13 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 2 (22%) 3 (33%) 2 (22%)
15. The instructor was able to stimulate and lead group discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.11 9 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 6 (67%) 2 (22%)
16. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.63 9 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 6 (67%) 0 (0%)
17. The instructor was thoughtful and precise in response to questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.67 9 1.22 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 4 (44%) 2 (22%)
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  
3.89 9 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 4 (44%) 2 (22%)
19. The instructor uses class time well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 9 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (67%) 3 (33%)
20. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.22 9 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 5 (56%) 3 (33%)
21. The amount of work required is appropriate for the credit received.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 9 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (56%) 4 (44%)
22. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
Class discussion.
Willing to answer questions. Lets you go to tutors for help.
teaching skills
Great instructor. He knew what he was teaching
What I found most valuable and helpful about Ryan Girard is he has a true passion for teaching Math so I know I would learn something from his course. And he made it helpful when he uses reality examples like population of the U.S.A. Things like that.
he is energetic and i well knowledable about the class
His love of the subject makes it fuun to learn. His availability and his eloquewnce helped me to proceed when I am stuck. Makes me want to join the math club
he hade us think for ourselfs in stead of giving us the answers I felt he was a good teacher I would recomend him I hope to have his class for math 25 I learned a lot in his class
23. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
Making sure all materials are introduced in class before exams. Not make the question on the test the exception to the rule and we have not seen it before.
teach more on what hawkes want us to do
-Don't be so up tight sometimes and go with the flow -Yes it's possible to be a FUN instructor as well as a FIRM instructor -Make more group work assignments -Do more class hands on activities (personally I think I learned and remembered a little more through this method) -Just make everything more FUN and ENJOYABLE to Learn
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dim the lights.
The course worked for me I learned math that I did not know in a resonable time frame
24. Assignments are returned promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 9 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (56%) 4 (44%)
25. Class projects are related to course goals and objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 9 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 5 (56%) 2 (22%)
26. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.11 9 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 6 (67%) 2 (22%)
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  
4.33 9 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 4 (44%) 4 (44%)
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 9 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (67%) 3 (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  
4.22 9 1.09 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 2 (22%) 5 (56%)
30. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 9 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 4 (44%) 4 (44%)
31. Other comments:
Keep teaching you have a real passion for it, but remember to try and incoorperate hands on activites like in group work (example: When you put us in groups and gave us a small white-board and a dry-erase marker to do our work on it. That was fun and allowed us to be more active)
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Ryan Girard: MATH25, Fall 2012     Back to top

Campus: Kauai Community College Department: Math
Course: MATH 25 - Elem Algebra II Crn (Section): 41069 (0)     41075 (1)    
1. I developed more confidence in myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.19 16 0.75 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (44%) 9 (69%)
2. I help classmates learn.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.81 16 1.05 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (44%) 2 (13%) 7 (54%)
3. The course made me think hard and carefully.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 16 0.94 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 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  
4.38 13 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 6 (46%) 6 (38%)
5. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
What I find most valuable and helpful is the Hawks Learning System
I found Ryan Girard very intelligent and energetic. I liked the hands on warm-ups we did every beginning of the class. It's a great way to re-freshen what we learned about the previous classes.
Hawks
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We went over the basics of algebra problems to let him know what we know already.
The course really helped me learn what I could not learn in high school. This specific Math 25 class has made me more confident in my math skills. I admit to have taken math 25 two semesters ago, but dropped out due to issues with the teacher as well as for some reason, not being able to retain information. This math class, however, has made a lot better. Now that I think back on it - I regret not finishing math 25 when I had a chance - at the same time, not really, because I really enjoyed and learned a lot from this course.
What I found most valuable and helpful from this course is the fact that it was not too big of a class; so therefore, there was enough time for one on one with the teacher. Also the different methods shown through each chapter as we learned about new topics. The ooportunity to ave more than one option to simplify the work so we could choose an option that may be easier than another.
The grouping thing. so we could ask and learn from others.
Hawkes is very helpful, and the teacher helps the students understand whats being taught, and encourages participation.
I find his class work and notes very useful when I can't comprehend Hawk's instructions. I like the flexibility of doing my homework offline if I'm not able to get connected to the internet. Also the online tutoring is very useful.
This course refreshed me in algebra.
Really helped
The course was able to refresh my mind on some math concepts that I had forgotten.
Hawkes was a really nice way to practice. I felt like having physical homework would make learning far more long-lasting.
This course taught me how to do math that I will need in the next math class that I have to take.
I liked how he has you interact with the people around you to figure out the answers.
it helped me feel confident about math and that I could actually do the math once I learned the steps to the various problems.
Cheerful attitude of the instructor made learning the subject more enjoyable. The instructor clearly explained the methods and steps required
This course helped me brush up on and strengthen my algebra 2 skills, as I did not learn them very well in high school.
It helped me understand the concepts of mathematics that i missed in highschool
I liked his method of teaching and the Hawkes online math problems really prepared me for the exams.
I found that doing HAWKS was most helpful for me because I got to do my work learning as an individual and independently on my own time. It also helped a lot with the tutor section on it and providing examples, which showed a way of explaining and gave me a better understanding in what topic I was required to learn.
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 0.95 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 2 (13%) 4 (25%) 9 (56%)
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  
4.19 16 1.05 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 1 (6%) 5 (31%) 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  
4.56 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 0.93 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 2 (13%) 5 (31%) 8 (50%)
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  
4.81 16 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (19%) 13 (81%)
13. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 16 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 3 (19%) 11 (69%)
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 1.24 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 3 (19%) 4 (25%) 7 (44%)
15. The instructor was able to stimulate and lead group discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 16 1.15 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 2 (13%) 2 (13%) 9 (56%)
16. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 16 1.25 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 2 (13%) 4 (25%) 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  
4.85 13 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (19%) 9 (56%)
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  
4.77 13 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 11 (85%)
19. The instructor uses class time well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.85 13 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 11 (85%)
20. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 13 0.28 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 12 (92%)
21. The amount of work required is appropriate for the credit received.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 13 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (31%) 9 (69%)
22. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
Ryan Girard is an excellent teacher. He is always energetic and happy to teach us students. As a student, I like upbeat teachers who like to engage with their students. Mr. Girard always makes sure we understood what we are doing, if not he offers extra help and pushes us to see tutors if needed. His teaching styles are wonderful and he should keep it up. Math is not my favorite subject but I'm glad I had Ryan Girard as my instructor this semester.
when he explained what the new chapter was about in roman numerals ex) I) Review II) definition III)examples
nothing
He grades our tests by the next class so we don't have to wait a long time before knowing our scores! He also shows us different ways to solve a problem, which is very helpful for me.
He gives points to people that do warm up problems on the board even if the answer is wrong.
he allowed us to correct our mistakes after he grades our tests
He is by far, one of the best math teachers I've had. I took algebra in high school and my teachers can't really compare. He is enthusiastic about the subject as well as very knowledgeable. When he explains things, I get it because he explains it thoroughly.
What I found most valuabe and helpful about Mr.Girard was that he was resourceful. Not only did he offer help during class, before and after class during office hours. Each class period he was sure to inform us about math tutors in the tutoring center, web sites and club math that may also be helpful. He gave a comfortable and encouraging feeling to go out and use what's out there to achieve the best.
he would come up to us and help if we're stuck on something.
He is knowledgable, easy to converse with, and fun.
His positive attitude is very motivating in the mornings, especially when I'm not fond of math. I wish I was in his class next semester. Mr. Girard kept me interested in learning in class and he kept his explanations simple. I had some difficult times with some of the lessons but I was comfortable in approaching him for assistance. He is fair in giving numerous options to gain bonus points.
He was very enthusiastic which made class participation more fun.
He likes to help
He was able to explain the lessons he taught clearly and effectively.
I loved how he is such an optimist! Always positive and encouraging.
It was very helpful that Mr. Girard would answer any question that I had. He would help me if I was lost and make me understand the problem clearly as possible.
He is always willing to help you learn.
He was very friendly and very good at teaching. He would help an individual as much as he could.
Attitude and patience
He is very into math, and I think it helped me and the other students get into it a little more.
He is willing to discuss about the work when you dont understand
He was always energetic about teaching us new things, made me want to learn the material.
I found Mr.Girard to be very helpful. He would always gladly approach me to answer any questions I had, along with making sure that I'd understand the topic we were learning in class. He always came to class happy, giving me as a student a welcoming environment, ready to learn.
23. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
I feel that there are not any improvements that he needs to work on.
dont explain some chapters throughly and some quickly. give equal time
nothing
I felt that the 50 minutes of class time was too short to fully learn the lesson.
I think it's alright.
it would be helpful if he did not assign homework at the very last minute when we will have a test two days before. There is not enough time to actually know the next chapter two days before a test. And it would be great if we spent a whole day of class to study prior to the test so we can ask questions, also if he could give out review sheets!
More time for practice problems in class
My suggestions for improving the course and/or his teaching style is to possibly give a few quizzes throughout the semester. I feel that with quizzes in between tests it assures we know what we have been studying and gives us more practice.
just keep doing what you're doing.
........
No improvement needed
none
No suggestions, the class is great as it is.
The matter is out of your hands but I could see better with a dry erase board. Having a classroom with a dry erase would be ideal.
none
Use more real life examples for math problems. Keep up the good work.
None
The learning did feel a little rushed
Make the work not online.
You are doing great, keep smiling. The best teacher I had yet.
24. Assignments are returned promptly.
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%)
25. Class projects are related to course goals and objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.54 13 0.66 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (25%) 4 (31%) 8 (62%)
26. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.77 13 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 10 (77%)
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 13 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 10 (63%)
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  
4.77 13 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 10 (77%)
29. The exams were a fair test of your knowledge of the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.62 13 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (38%) 8 (62%)
30. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.77 13 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (25%) 10 (77%)
31. Other comments:
Keep doing what he's doing, he is an excellent instructor.
Kumu Ryan is one awesome teacher. Iʻm transfering and Iʻm really gonna miss this guy. Mahalo au ia ʻoe e Kumu Ryan!
He is a good math teacher.
The class was too short! It felt like he was rushing through every chapter. He's a well respected teacher, but it would be great if he was organized when it came to writing on the board. He was writing all over the place and I got lost!
nah. You doing good.
He's a good guy; i'd say he deserves a raise.
Ryan Girard is a great teacher :)
Had an awesome semester! Best Math Instructor I've had.
He is the greatest math teacher!
Awesome Halloween costume haha.
Mr.Girard is a professor that makes students want to be in school.

Ryan Girard: MATH100, Spring 2012     Back to top

Campus: Kauai Community College Department: Math
Course: MATH 100 - Survey of Mathematics Crn (Section): 44289 (1)    
1. I developed more confidence in myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.87 23 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 4 (17%) 15 (65%) 3 (13%)
2. I help classmates learn.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.65 23 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 10 (43%) 8 (35%) 4 (17%)
3. The course made me think hard and carefully.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.35 23 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (9%) 11 (48%) 10 (43%)
4. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.13 23 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (22%) 10 (43%) 8 (35%)
5. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
This course was like a manual for handling real life math problems. Everything I learned in this class was always something I could apply to a situation in the real world - not just in class.
my math lab really helped me !
Powerpoint notes.
Lecture about the chapters and the examples he used.
understanding loans
I found that this class made me solve a math problem carefully.
Learning to use the calculators better was very valuable because it helped to make problems easier. What was also helpful was learning about loans and interest because since I actually am doing student loans now for college it will help me to know what the actual total cost will be for everything.
That you could get the presentations online.
the teachings
The real life situations with the sAvings and interest math
the most valuable thing about the course was learning how to figure the percent interest and loans, and note taking were helpful.
the online homework assignments, quizzes and lecture outlines
Having our homework online was better because we couldn't lose our assignments.
Having the option of getting step by step help in solving a problem in My Math Lab.
Doing the online homework where there's a help me button and help me solve button for problems I have trouble on.
Throughout the course, I noticed that a lot of the things that we learn are what we will need to use in our every day lives. Especially my near future.
6. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
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%)
7. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 23 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (17%) 19 (83%)
8. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.52 23 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 9 (39%) 13 (57%)
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  
4.65 23 0.57 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 6 (26%) 16 (70%)
10. The instructor has an interesting style of presentation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.17 23 0.94 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (35%) 3 (13%) 12 (52%)
11. The instructor was enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 23 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 8 (35%) 14 (61%)
12. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 23 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (17%) 19 (83%)
13. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.65 23 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (13%) 2 (9%) 18 (78%)
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  
3.96 23 0.88 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (39%) 6 (26%) 8 (35%)
15. The instructor was able to stimulate and lead group discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.27 22 0.77 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (18%) 8 (36%) 10 (45%)
16. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
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%)
17. The instructor was thoughtful and precise in response to questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.48 23 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (9%) 8 (35%) 13 (57%)
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  
4.26 23 0.81 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (22%) 7 (30%) 11 (48%)
19. The instructor uses class time well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.52 23 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 9 (39%) 13 (57%)
20. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.61 23 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (39%) 14 (61%)
21. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 22 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (27%) 10 (45%) 6 (27%)
22. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
Well, I really liked how Ryan was a very ACTIVE teacher. He made everything seem so realistic and that's what helped me learned easy and quick. His teaching style is what really helped me in this class.
I like how he used powerpoints, i feel like it helped lot.
Responds to our emails quickly.
helping students outside class
The instructor ensures to connect with the students. He created an environment where his students don't feel ashamed to ask questions!
He was very knowledgeable about the subject and was always willing to help if there was any questions. He also gave a lot of extra credit so if you were doing a little bad it was helpful to your grade.
He explains things very thoroughly so you can really get them and goes over the example questions in class with us which is useful
His teaching techniques
He has a great way of teaching! It's easy to understand.
the valuable thing about Mr.Girard are using material items such as dice, markers, and the smart board, which is kind of cool. The helpful thing was lending us use calculators, and understanding how he explains on the notes.
very easy to talk to, offers a lot of help an knows what he is talking about.
He's a really good teacher. He makes us feel comfortable in class and teaches us so that we understand the materials.
I liked his enthusiasm about what he was teaching us.
He gives us his lectures as resources to help us with the chapter section we're working on.
He would try his best to help you get a good grade in class. He made sure that you were okay and had a complete understanding with what was being taught. Ryan Girard would make sure every one had the right materials and that every one participated in an activity which would make sure they had a much clear understanding of what we're learning at the time.
His willingness to help and meet with any students that needed help or needed clarification on any specific areas they were stuck on. What also was good about Mr. Girard was that he always tried to convince students to get involved with school functions and events and always made sure everyone knew about tutoring available.
23. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
I really loved the way Ryan taught my class. And I wouldn't want him to teach it any other way.
go over more exmples. be sure that all tests and quizzes are grades correctly.
Nothing.
Nothing
N/A
Everything was great.
No online homework. the presentations are already online and i dont like doing online homework and with it there it gives people the opportunity to not even go to class.
Use more activities
Problems on the board for students to go up and do
you are doing a very well job!!! keep it rolling. -_-
putting answers on lecture outlines
Everything was good about class
No suggestions, he is a good teacher.
Ryan Girard should go over mymathlab to see what they show. Because they way he teach and the mymathlab teach is different so it make the homework harder to do. his teaching methods is good but maybe he should put the computer methods in this teaching as well.
None
There aren't any suggestions. If anything, I think being more hands on if there are direct questions about a problem on an exam, etc. (Only if they are really not sure about how to solve an equation and can't really get the help they want from other students.)
Although the book is available online, I would suggest that all students purchase a hard copy of the book. I think that would help cut some time on note taking and more time for lecturing, answering questions and making sure everyone is clear on what being taught.
24. Assignments are returned promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.48 23 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (13%) 6 (26%) 14 (61%)
25. Class projects are related to course goals and objectives.
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%)
26. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 22 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 12 (55%) 10 (45%)
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  
4.39 23 0.66 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (9%) 10 (43%) 11 (48%)
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  
4.35 23 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (13%) 9 (39%) 11 (48%)
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  
4.43 23 0.66 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (9%) 9 (39%) 12 (52%)
30. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.48 23 0.85 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 2 (9%) 5 (22%) 15 (65%)
31. Other comments:
Great class!
Keep it up!
N/A
Great class with this teacher!!
great teacher!
enjoyed this class. Never felt stressed out about math and the teacher taught us well
Mr. Girard made learning interesting and utilized our class time to the fullest. Never did I see him put any student on the spot but challenged us to broaden our thinking in a non intimidating manner. I really enjoyed his class. If there are other instructors teaching Math 100 and if a fellow student asked who I would recommend, it would be Mr. Girard! He is an asset to Kauai Community College.
Ryan Girard is an overall good math teacher. He's very enthusiastic and really tries his best to teach his students what they need to learn. Good Job.

Ryan Girard: MATH103, Spring 2012     Back to top

Campus: Kauai Community College Department: Math
Course: MATH 103 - College Algebra Crn (Section): 44086 (0)     44235 (1)    
1. I developed more confidence in myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 10 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 5 (24%) 7 (70%) 10 (48%)
2. I help classmates learn.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.5 10 0.97 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 7 (70%) 5 (24%)
3. The course made me think hard and carefully.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 10 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 10 (48%) 9 (43%)
4. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.95 21 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 10 (48%) 4 (40%)
5. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
The class notes on laulima
That he went through the problems as a class.
The teacher's knowledge about the topic and his way of teaching the material to us in a way to make it easily to understand.
The teachings on the smart board and the overhead made it easier to grasp the problems.
Hwakes is an interesting system and it allows me to go over what we learned in class. But sometimes there is some slight dissonance in the way we learn in class and the way it teaches.
His method of teaching is great. I love that he uses other resources besides just the book.
Doing work online as well as in class
Ryan's class explanations of the math content was made easy for me to get a bases of understanding.
What i found most valuable about the course is the teacher.
I hated the automated system of homework where there is only 1 way to get the write answer when there should be more ways to write a right answer. Also I hate homework that you can't carry with. Don't the teachers grade homework anymore and can't see how a student is learning.
-That he went over different ways of getting the answer to all problems. -He had us learn in groups and was very energetic and enthusiastic about everything math. You can tell he loves what he does and that makes a big difference...it's not boring that way. -That we had hawkes to learn from as well, whether I missed a class or didn't follow too well on a certain problem I was able to go over it again. And it helped tutor me on problems that I didn't understand or got wrong. It would give me instant results or help. I really liked hawkes.
What I found most valuable and helpful about the course was using the Hawks system. Even if it was challenging, it helped me better improve my math skills by having the lessons and problems on my laptop. I could access it at anytime and it was conveinent.
Lots of practice problems and group work helped me out a lot.
I really don't know. He explained in detail...I think? But kind of like with every teacher it just never sticks.
I enjoy Hawkes and find it useful for most of my study material.
Ryan Girard is always willing to help you understand something if you're having trouble.
Mr. Girards way of presenting information and relating real-word application really helped me to better understand the concepts he taught.
I thought what was the most valuable thing I learned was equation to convert temperatures, other than that, i'm not a huge fan about math, algebra, geometry, all that.
I found that attending class was very valuable and helpful. I would have been able to do the homework if I did not go to class.
Being able to get a decent grade due to just putting work and time into the class. Such as as long as you do your homework on Hawkes, your given an 100% on homework every time. If you do the test corrections (take home test), your going to boost your crummy test grade. So having effort equal i'd say at least 80% of your grade is helpful.
Group work and "active" lectures (when we would pause during the lecture to try the new material).
I've found that the learning process of the program hawkes was a lot different from what the instructor was teaching the class. Yet, Mr. Girard is a good teacher.
Class discussions and group discussions.
I found the Hawkeʻs Learning System to be most helpful.
6. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 10 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (50%) 5 (50%)
7. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 10 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 9 (90%)
8. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 10 0.97 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 6 (60%)
9. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 10 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) 8 (80%)
10. The instructor has an interesting style of presentation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 10 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (50%) 5 (50%)
11. The instructor was enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 10 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) 8 (80%)
12. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 10 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 9 (90%)
13. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 10 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 8 (80%)
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  
3.7 10 1.06 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 1 (10%) 5 (50%) 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  
4.2 10 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 6 (60%) 3 (30%)
16. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 10 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 2 (20%) 6 (60%)
17. The instructor was thoughtful and precise in response to questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.76 21 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 7 (70%)
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  
4.43 21 0.75 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (14%) 6 (29%) 12 (57%)
19. The instructor uses class time well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.52 21 0.68 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 6 (29%) 13 (62%)
20. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.62 21 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 6 (29%) 14 (67%)
21. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.48 21 0.68 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 7 (33%) 12 (57%)
22. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
He is understanding.
He is a good instructor that will help the students and not criticize people no matter how bad a question they ask.
His love for math and love for teaching students is the most valuable thing you could find in a teacher.
That he post his chapter on laulima before we learn it in class. He also gives ways to get bonus points which in return will anyway help you in class.
That i could talk with ryan after class about questions i had.
Ryan Girard is always aware of the other students in the classroom, doing his best to involve everyone in the class in lessons and assignments in the classroom and out of the classroom. Gives us opportunities to seek out and explore the various things that are associated in the college like the Learning center and that of the laulima of KCC.
He was always there for help if I needed it.
He used good real life examples of how the problems would related in everyday terms.
Willing to go over something until you truly understood it
His ability to explain the work and have you understand why it works or doesnt work.
He explains good, but too fast to understand the math steps.
Like I said earlier...you can tell he loves what he does. He was very energetic, enthusiastic, positive, dorky (which is a very good thing to me), funny, and very intelligent. All which makes for a good teacher and one that will make it interesting and fun. He was able to put things in simple terms as well. Sometimes the way hawkes explained something, I would have to read it over and over and still would not get it. And he was pretty generous to students, offering limited bonus points.
What I found most valuable and helpful about Ryan Girard was that he was willing to help students get the material that we were learning in class. He provided bonus points for those to get some extra credit done and Mr.Girard was clear on his lectures in class about the given lesson.
His knowledge and ability to break down equations so that the class can understand the question and equation more thoroughly
He knows math? Well he seems really knowledgeable about this course and other courses that relate to math as well.
He's a very welcoming teacher. He puts his students at ease to learn and allow his students to feel free to ask questions. He never seemed condesending or arrogant. He's an impressive teacher.
If you don't understand he takes time to help you and tries to explain or teach it in another way that you might understand it better.
Whenever he didn't know the answer to a question he would come back next class with it. He just seemed like he wanted to be there.
He is really a great teacher and knows mathematics well. He was helpful at helping the class understand difficult or pointless problems in hawkes.
very professional but needs more flexibility in considering timelines on a case by case basis.
His...enthusiasm for giving extra credit points and his positive attitude.
His personality and his commitment to helping students at any time of the day.
He's a good teacher. If I have to take another math class, I would take it with him again.
He is very knowledgable in his subject. He teaches well and proficient, yet the material he teaches the class is different from the online hawkes homework.
Always there for help when needed.
Ryan has great enthusiasm and an amazing understanding of his field and willingness to work with students that need extra explanation during class time.
His enthusiasm about teaching and his solid knowledge of the information he teaches.
23. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
Less hawkes homework!
I think that he should walk the students who don't learn as fast as the others into the more advanced problems of the chapters that he is teaching. A lot of the times i was struggling to figure out the solutions to some problems because it was a pretty big advancement into the problems when the students only learned the basics together as a class.
None that I can think of.
Everything is good and this class is well prepared also well taught.
Not sure, it seems good as it is.
None
Let us use calculators.
I often found what we discussed or learned in class was not reflected on the Hawkes program. Either there just wasn't enough time to go more in depth, or it was used in a different way. Some test questions seemed to reflect the same, a different twists on problems or they were different than what was done on homework. There were not enough practice/homework problems based on what we went over in class, or not enough class time to practice what we learned. Group efforts seemed to be strained and sometimes we sat unsure of the expectations or just not understanding the material enough to proceed.
longer class period
Personally I think that the program Hawkes should not be used. The teacher only gives us a basic idea of what the chapter is about. Hawkes on line does not neccessarily teach the same thing. In the end you have to re-teach yourself on line to understand what it is that is being asked. Although presented to the teacher he explains it well But this student can not ask the teacher several hours into the night when I am able to do this. Therefore I miss the deadline. Hawkes teachings are sometimes different than the teacher teaching at school.
I suggest to improve the Hawks homework program. It's a pain in the butt.
I liked it just the way it was, but maybe one thing to work on is what people kept complaining about, hawkes being different...well duh it's going to be a little different in the way it teaches things, but you still should get the same answer. I think they were crazy, but maybe he should do his thing and then go over some hawkes in class, so he can shut them up and get back to teaching. It seemed to waste precious teaching time listening to the same people complain about it.
A suggestion would be more group activities to interact with our classmates and help each other learn at the same time.
Exam part II can be quite flawed for students who have a high grade on part I. It would help if there was some way to look over it in the future.
Please stop assuming that we know things on the homework that you do not teach us. It really makes it a headache and it's been like that since the beginning of the semester. It wasn't too bad at the beginning but slowly as the semester progressed the work got harder and harder, and things that were not taught to use seemed like rocket science of some sort.
I think if he added more visual aids and small quizes here and there the students as well as he would be able to see where the class stood before the actual exams... May reiterate on something or hand out more material or homework to help with any problem areas. But this does not reflect on him as a teacher, students learn in many different ways. I personally enjoyed having quizes to see if I was secure in my ability.
practice worksheets on every chapter or mini quizzes once a week so students don't forget what they've learned. Or even a practice test before the actual scheduled exam just to help students study
1) Hawkes is somewhat more difficult than what we learn in class. In class, its more or less a brush on top of the chapter, then when it comes to hawkes, its not completely different but its more harder and difficult to comprehend. So maybe my suggestion is to teach what hawkes teaches. 2) The exams are a little hard, like Hawkes is so different from the exams we have in class. Maybe we should just stick to the hawkes being that we're on it a lot more doing homework and practices than in class lectures. 3)I know I suck at math but really, I don't think i suck this much to be failing exams left and right, maybe be a little less harsh when it comes to exams and have easier questions that aren't so hard that half the class gets it wrong.
I HIGHLY suggest having the in class test questions equivalent to the same format as the damn Hawkes. It's really retarded that you spend hours and hours doing and learning how to do these concepts the Hawkes way, and answering questions for certify mode the Hawkes way. Than when test day comes you get these totally ridiculous never before seen style of problems that slightly resemble the concepts you've gone over, but nothing what you seen on Hawkes, not enough to be like "Oh yeah, that's familiar". It's like having two teachers (Hawkes and Girard), one teaching you one way (Hawkes), and expecting only so much, than another (Girard)expecting you to Hudini through his little puzzle of a test.
More group work, "active" lectures, and maybe some homework from the book mixed in with assignments from Hawkes.
I think overall, the course is good with Ryan Girard. I actually loving it. It is very complex but it's all good once you get the idea.
Try not to make too many mistakes when solving problems on the whiteboard. think before you write down anything.
Going over Hawk problems so that the homework would be more clear to others.
24. Assignments are returned promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.62 21 0.92 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (19%) 16 (76%)
25. Class projects are related to course goals and objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.19 21 0.81 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (33%) 9 (43%)
26. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 21 1.1 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 1 (5%) 3 (14%) 8 (38%) 8 (38%)
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  
4.24 21 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 3 (14%) 7 (33%) 5 (56%)
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  
4.52 21 0.68 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 6 (29%) 13 (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  
3.9 21 1.3 Freq(%) 2 (10%) 1 (5%) 3 (14%) 6 (29%) 9 (43%)
30. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 21 1.06 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 3 (14%) 3 (33%) 13 (62%)
31. Other comments:
I like that you notice improvements in each student.
I thought that this was a good math class to be in, and i was out of math for about two years before this. Professor Girard really understands what he is teaching and that is really awesome to have if needed for questions. Overall, I thought that this was a good course but he could walk the students into the more advanced problems because some slower learning students may get left behind on a chapter in which they do not understand and have troubles with the advanced part of the problems on the test and even on Hawkes.
He was an excellent math teacher that i would recommend anyone to take.
Awesome class if you are gonna go Kauai Community College and take Math i recommend taking it from this guy. He is a good teacher and knows his math.
I took math 25 before this and I feel that many of the things we learned in 25 were repeated in 103, I,m not sure why this is.
He knows and loves what he is teaching.
I did learn a lot in this class and enjoyed the instructor. He was very personable and made himself available to help when I needed it or had questions.
It think Ryan is a good teacher I just think that Hawkes should not be used. It has been difficult using and understanding.
Thank goodness this is my last math class. The teacher is helpful, but the hawks is not!
Excellent job! I actually loved learning from you and I've never said that about any of my math teachers...well maybe in elementary school I might have and that's becuase they made it fun and interesting. Don't know why, but it seems that teachers start not caring about making math interesting and fun the older you get. ...Of course I can't say that now.
I am glad I took Math 103 with Mr.Girard.
Homework is a drag, and Hawkes sucks.
Again I would just like to say that Ryan is an outstanding teacher, and is very well tuned in his area of expertise.
Thank you Mr.Girard!
Lose the Hawkes system or teach exactly like how the Hawkes teaches.
I think the way math should be taught is people doing there homework first and trying to figure it out than the teacher comes along and fills in the pieces. Coming to class oblivious on the material being covered, is a huge waste of time. I can honestly say, that I have not learned a thing going to class, other than knowing whats sort of material was going to be on the homework i'd have to do that week, in which I would have to teach myself. I suggest that people should take math online, and if you get stuck than see a math tutor.
Should have more class participation. Let the students do more work on the board so that others can learn from each others mistakes.
I believe ALL instructors of math using the Hawkeʻs Learning System should allow for a moment of class time as to open the program and visually go through a few problems together as the Hawkeʻs plays a major role in the grade as homework assignments, therefore there is no confusion as how to do a problem most often not discussed in class.
The Hawkes text and online work should be replaced. I became very frustrated with the way Hawkes presented the material and the homework. It is very frustrating to put in a correct answer but have it marked as wrong because it was not typed in with the EXACT spacing or form that Hawkes wanted it in. I haven't talked to one fellow student or even the math tutors that liked the Hawkes program. There has to be something better out there than Hawkes. It has made a very enjoyable class and a great instructor the most frustrating college experience I have ever had. I am now in my 12th year of college attendance at many different schools and levels and this program is the worst experience I've ever had.

Ryan Girard: MATH112, Spring 2012     Back to top

Campus: Kauai Community College Department: Math
Course: MATH 112 - Math for Educators II Crn (Section): 44091 (0)    
1. I developed more confidence in myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.31 13 0.75 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 5 (38%) 6 (46%)
2. I help classmates learn.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.62 13 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 3 (23%) 9 (69%)
3. The course made me think hard and carefully.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.31 13 0.85 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 6 (46%) 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  
4.62 13 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 3 (23%) 9 (69%)
5. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
The tests were a good overview and our presentations really helped to build confidence.
Doing presentations in front of the class helps alot.
I liked how available he was as a teacher. Also the different teaching techniques learned throughout was helpful.
Very educational and reflective. Having to learn how to teach over what to teach is a major key in becoming a successful future teacher.
I feel that after going through the first semester it was better for me to get the grip of this semester. I really enjoyed the fact that I could come in and talk to the teacher about problems or questions I was having with the course.
The teacher Ryan makes the learning experience as easy as possible. He effectively teaches the points and the care he has for his students really shows. I would say the way in whcih Ryan was always there to help the students if they needed him, made the course very smooth. The course itself was fun, but the teacher is what made the course!!
Taught me how important it is to be organized and that unexpected things happen in a classroom.
I found the student-led lessons helpful because I was able to get a feel of different teaching styles from other classmates.
This semester, everything was more finite and precise. Mr.G knew exactly what he was doing this semester, and was flexible.
having to create lesson plans as a elementary teacher would have to
The ability to try teaching ideas and techniques without worrying about its effect on your overall grade and score.
In this course we did a lot of group work since much of the class was based on Exploration presentations. It was very helpful to work with others and see their points of view on how to solve problems, as well as having us practice explaining problems to others.
6. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
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%)
7. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 13 0.28 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 12 (92%)
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 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 3 (23%) 9 (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  
4.85 13 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 11 (85%)
10. The instructor has an interesting style of presentation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 13 0.77 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 4 (31%) 7 (54%)
11. The instructor was enthusiastic about the course material.
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%)
12. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 12 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 12 (100%)
13. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 13 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 13 (100%)
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  
4.62 13 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 3 (23%) 9 (69%)
15. The instructor was able to stimulate and lead group discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.85 13 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 11 (85%)
16. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
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%)
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 13 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 13 (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 13 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 13 (100%)
19. The instructor uses class time well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.62 13 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 3 (23%) 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  
4.62 13 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 3 (23%) 9 (69%)
21. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.46 13 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 3 (23%) 8 (62%)
22. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
He works really well with his students. He is helpful with any questions you have.
He was thoughtful and was willing to work around everyones life. He was always willing to answer questions and take time to talk to you. I was always comfortable to ask him for help.
He was always available to help his students when needed.
Very eager and energetic while teaching. If he didn't have a certain item available, he would improvise.
I felt that Ryan was very valuable to my learning this semester because he provided me with lost of support and answers to help me get through the course.
The fact that Ryan was always available to help the students understand their projects, homework, the lessons, and eveything else in between, made him a great teacher. He was the most helpful teacher I had from the entire KCC campus. Very nice.
Very willing to help and tries to relate every situation as if we were in a classroom.
Ryan was very engaged in student activities. He always gave suggestions as to how we could improve as well as being open to suggestions to improve his course also.
Mr.G gave a lot of different examples for me to take to hopefully one day use in my own classroom.
He is really caring and makes himself very available to help students when they need it
He is a very flexible teacher. There are many bonus op and ways to help your grade if you miss classes or are behind.
I like the fact that he doesn't always offer the answers to the problems presented right away. He gives us time to figure it out, then work with others to either find the answer or help others understand the problem. Lot of collaboration work which makes for better understanding and class atmosphere.
23. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
Continue to work towards making it an online class.
hes doing a great job, can't really think of anything.
Try to make attending class mandatory, or give incentives for the students who come to class.
None. Keep doing what he's doing.
The only suggestion I have is to have examples that students can look at to get an idea of what you want.
I would say the only suggested improvement that I would offer would be concerning the attendance policy. I think you should at least make a student's attendance at least 10-15% of their overall grade. I also think that switching all the homework to online, contributed to lower class attendance. I would not suggest doing this next semester. I also found that I learned more from the written homework compared to the online homework. I think with these few changes, class attendance would increase, or at least remain steady, and therefore contribute to a better course.
Have more things planned for in-class activities.
No suggestions on improving the course
maybe less group time and more showing on the board what we are learning
Better project examples
24. Assignments are returned promptly.
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%)
25. Class projects are related to course goals and objectives.
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%)
26. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.62 13 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (38%) 8 (62%)
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  
4.85 13 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 11 (85%)
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  
4.62 13 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 3 (23%) 9 (69%)
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  
4.69 13 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (31%) 9 (69%)
30. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.77 13 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 10 (77%)
31. Other comments:
Good class.
thank you ryan for a great year. I appreciate your flexibility and teaching style. I hope your time here on Kauai is blessed.
None really. Keep up the excellent work. Really enjoyable class and lesson structure.
I really enjoyed both sections of the course with Ryan Girard teaching it. He encouraged student input and suggestions for improvement throughout the course. The class projects he assigned also made me get excited for my years ahead as an elementary teacher.
this class is awesome.
Great Class! Good fun and lots of presentation practice for up coming teachers!

Ryan Girard: MATH21, Spring 2012     Back to top

Campus: Kauai Community College Department: Math
Course: MATH 21 - Basic Math and Pre-Algebra Crn (Section): 44232 (0)    
1. I developed more confidence in myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 9 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (44%) 5 (56%)
2. I help classmates learn.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.11 9