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Instructor: Ryan Girard

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MATH100, Spring 2015
MATH100, Spring 2015
MATH103, Spring 2015
MATH111, Spring 2015
MATH115, Spring 2015
MATH103, Fall 2014
MATH103, Fall 2014
MATH231, Fall 2014
MATH231, Fall 2014
MATH75, Fall 2014
MATH112, Non Traditional Summer 2014
MATH22, Non Traditional Summer 2014
MATH24, Non Traditional Summer 2014
MATH25, Non Traditional Summer 2014
MATH100, Spring 2014
MATH111, Spring 2014
MATH112, Spring 2014
MATH206, Spring 2014
MATH111, Fall 2013
MATH135, Fall 2013
MATH205, Fall 2013
MATH26, Fall 2013
MATH24, Non Traditional Summer 2013
MATH25, Non Traditional Summer 2013
MATH100, Spring 2013
MATH112, Spring 2013
MATH21, Spring 2013
MATH26, Spring 2013
MATH111, Fall 2012
MATH24, Fall 2012
MATH25, Fall 2012
MATH100, Spring 2012
MATH103, Spring 2012
MATH112, Spring 2012
MATH21, Spring 2012
MATH103, Fall 2011
MATH111, Fall 2011
MATH21, Fall 2011
MATH24, Fall 2011
MATH25, Fall 2011
MATH115, Summer I 2011
MATH100, Spring 2011
MATH115, Spring 2011
MATH73, Spring 2011
MATH103, Fall 2010
MATH115, Fall 2010
MATH73, Fall 2010
MATH115, Summer II 2010
MATH83, Summer II 2010
MATH103, Spring 2010
MATH115, Spring 2010
MATH73, Spring 2010
MATH103, Fall 2009
MATH115, Fall 2009
MATH73, Fall 2009

Ryan Girard: MATH100, Spring 2015

Campus: Kauai Community College Department: Math
Course: MATH 100 - Survey of Mathematics Crn (Section): 43037 (0)    
1. I developed more confidence in myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 6 1.03 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 0 (0%) 4 (67%)
2. I help classmates learn.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 6 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 2 (33%) 2 (33%)
3. The course made me think hard and carefully.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 6 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 4 (67%)
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 6 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (67%) 2 (33%)
5. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
The course was laid out neatly in order for the class to follow it through and through. Getting into groups helped out a lot and having multiple examples was very helpful in remembering the material.
What I found most valuable and helpful about the course is how to apply a method to any other concept that relevant to its purpose.
Ryan's patience and humor, genuine concern for his students' ability to comprehend and master the material, as well as excellent materials like My Math Lab made this a surprisingly enjoyable math class. I would recommend Ryan to anyone.
The lessons on taxes and finances. Lesson that is actually relatable to the real world.
The thing that I found most valuable was learning to think in a different way. Taking your common sense and using it in a way I never have before.
6. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 6 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 5 (83%)
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 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (100%)
8. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 6 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 1 (17%) 4 (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  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
10. The instructor has an interesting style of presentation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 6 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (50%) 3 (50%)
11. The instructor was enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
12. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (100%)
13. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
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  
3.83 6 1.17 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 1 (17%) 2 (33%) 2 (33%)
15. The instructor was able to stimulate and lead group discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 6 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (50%) 3 (50%)
16. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
17. The instructor was thoughtful and precise in response to questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 6 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 1 (17%) 4 (67%)
18. The instructor was available and willing to help with individual problems outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 6 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 1 (17%) 4 (67%)
19. The instructor uses class time well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
20. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
21. The amount of work required is appropriate for the credit received.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 6 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 4 (67%)
22. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.17 6 0.75 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 3 (50%) 2 (33%)
23. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
Mr. Girard made sure that each person in the class was able to get through the current problem before moving on and allows the class to help and thus enforcing a better learning and retaining information curve.
What I found most valuable and helpful about Ryan Girard is his ethusiastic presentation in the class.
See above. Phenomenal human being, and thoughtful/interesting instructor.
Willing to help. Very apparent that he is very knowledgable in the subject.
He was always there to lend a hand or take time to explain how to do something we missed or were having a hard time on before or after class. I feel he did his best explaining things in a much simpler way if we didn't understand it the first time.
24. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
Maybe put funny or entertaining pictures in the power point. Although it seems silly, some people retain memory through visual as well.
Ryan could give students chances to make up misassignments for at least a c grade rather han a D.
Couldn't completely grasp some of his examples or explanation styles.
I have no suggestions. Keep doing what you're doing!
25. Any comments about the TA?
Keola always had valid points and seemed very adamant on making sure that the students were able to know the material and know that they were not just guessing.
Keola is very awsome and helpful towards us.
Keith was very kind, but didn't know what he was talking about sometimes, which sometimes confused more than it helped. Nice guy, but I wouldn't see him for math advice. Sometimes he was right, sometimes I had to explain why his explanation was wrong.
Very eager and willing to help.
Keola is really nice and always willing to help when he can. Especially in the tutoring center. He explains things well to help us have a better understanding of the problem.
26. The TA gives clear and understandable explanations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
3.83 6 0.98 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 4 (67%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%)
27. 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  
4.0 6 1.1 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 3 (50%) 2 (33%) 0 (0%)
28. Assignments are returned promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.17 6 0.75 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 3 (50%) 2 (33%)
29. Class projects are related to course goals and objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 6 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 4 (67%)
30. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
31. The course is highly recommended if it were taught by this instructor.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 5 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 1 (20%) 2 (40%)
32. 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 6 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 4 (67%)
33. 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 6 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 1 (17%) 4 (67%)
34. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
35. Other comments:
He has a different teaching method than other math teacher. There can't just be one way of teaching, especially with math. So his knowledge gives students a chance at learning the material, given the correct tools and information that is needed for a student to use their brain in figuring out a solution.
Awesome class. Thank you. I'm returning to school after a 9-year break, and math was no something I was looking forward to. Now I'm treasurer of the math club! WHAAAAT?! =D
I really enjoyed taking this class this semester and I recommend everyone who has to take math 100 or any other math class to take a class with Ryan. Class was very interesting and you really learn a lot. Math 100 is a completely different kind of math class but in the end you get a lot out of it.

Ryan Girard: MATH100, Spring 2015     Back to top

Campus: Kauai Community College Department: Math
Course: MATH 100 - Survey of Mathematics Crn (Section): 43090 (1)    
1. I developed more confidence in myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.6 5 1.52 Freq(%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (60%) 1 (20%)
2. I help classmates learn.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.6 5 1.67 Freq(%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 1 (20%) 2 (40%)
3. The course made me think hard and carefully.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 5 1.73 Freq(%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 3 (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  
3.4 5 1.67 Freq(%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%)
5. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
What I found most valuable about the course was the group work we did in class, because working in a group is great to see what we have learned and see if we can help our class mates and work together without depending on the teacher.
I learned many new things in math 100. It helped me understand how math works in the world. (taxes, permutations, etc)
Most of the lessons related to real world application.
6. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 5 1.1 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 0 (0%) 3 (60%)
7. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 5 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 1 (20%) 3 (60%)
8. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
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  
4.6 5 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 4 (80%)
10. The instructor has an interesting style of presentation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 5 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 1 (20%) 3 (60%)
11. The instructor was enthusiastic about the course material.
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%)
12. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
13. The instructor makes me feel free to ask 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%)
14. The design of this course lets me learn at my own pace.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 5 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 1 (20%) 2 (40%)
15. The instructor was able to stimulate and lead group discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (60%) 2 (40%)
16. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
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%)
17. The instructor was thoughtful and precise in response to questions.
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%)
18. The instructor was available and willing to help with individual problems outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 5 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 2 (40%) 2 (40%)
19. The instructor uses class time well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (60%) 2 (40%)
20. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (60%) 2 (40%)
21. The amount of work required is appropriate for the credit received.
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. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.8 5 1.1 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 3 (60%) 1 (20%)
23. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
Ryan is a great instructor and he is always consistent with students especially with responding to problems or questions either through email or just talking after class. He is always there to help you if you need it.
I really liked the way Mr.Girard would teach. He would give clear and easy examples to understand. His powerpoints, and explanations were very organized, and he really knew how to clear up what I didn't understand.
He knows the subject he teaches very well and illustrates that when he teaches.
24. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
I feel that the power points don't help as much as doing hands on problems. I wish that we could take questions from the homework and just go through it like that with the chapters during the class. The class is an hour and 15 minutes but I feel that it isn't enough time to get the chapter concepts to learn to do the homework.
None
25. Any comments about the TA?
The TA is awesome and I also worked with him in the tutoring center and he is such a big help and is so patient with the material while working with you.
None
26. The TA gives clear and understandable explanations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.6 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 3 (60%) 0 (0%)
27. 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  
4.6 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 3 (60%) 0 (0%)
28. Assignments are returned promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (60%) 2 (40%)
29. Class projects are related to course goals and objectives.
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%)
30. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 5 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 2 (40%) 2 (40%)
31. 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%)
32. 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  
4.2 5 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 2 (40%) 2 (40%)
33. The exams were a fair test of your knowledge of the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 5 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 1 (20%) 3 (60%)
34. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 4 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 1 (25%) 2 (50%)
35. Other comments:
The only comment is using more homework questions in the lesson rather than the power points because I feel that the students will relate more with the content taught during class.

Ryan Girard: MATH103, Spring 2015     Back to top

Campus: Kauai Community College Department: Math
Course: MATH 103 - College Algebra Crn (Section): 43085 (1)    
1. I developed more confidence in myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.44 9 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 3 (33%) 5 (56%) 0 (0%)
2. I help classmates learn.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.56 9 1.13 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 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  
3.89 9 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 4 (44%) 2 (22%)
4. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.44 9 1.13 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 4 (44%) 1 (11%)
5. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
I find it hard to stomach that a instructor would tell me I had a answer to a problem wrong in front of some students and then tell the whole class the correct answer was the kne he told me I had wrong. He not only did this 3 times but also how can I score the same score the same exact score on 3 different tests. That's a 100X100X100 chance that it can be done. It's almost impossible at a million to 1 odds. The instructor needs to be thoroughly evaluated. I do not think he is living up to a person who won a instructor of the year award. You cannot have half the class drop you class if there's nothing wrong.
The course in general helps because it deals a lot with math and I'm an accounting major so the more math I have going on, the easier it was to stay on that mindset.
I think the classtime and practice in class is the most important part, because the homework practice wouldn't be enough to be proficient in the material.
The course is not that hard ...but us we make it harder.
Practicing in groups.
6. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.67 9 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 6 (67%) 0 (0%)
7. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 9 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 4 (44%) 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  
3.78 9 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 7 (78%) 0 (0%)
9. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.11 9 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 6 (67%) 2 (22%)
10. The instructor has an interesting style of presentation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.33 9 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 3 (33%) 3 (33%) 1 (11%)
11. The instructor was enthusiastic about the course material.
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%)
12. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 9 1.32 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 6 (67%)
13. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
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%)
14. The design of this course lets me learn at my own pace.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.0 9 1.0 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 4 (44%) 3 (33%) 0 (0%)
15. The instructor was able to stimulate and lead group discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.11 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (89%) 1 (11%)
16. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.56 9 0.88 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 3 (33%) 4 (44%) 1 (11%)
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 1.32 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 5 (56%) 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  
4.11 9 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 6 (67%) 2 (22%)
19. The instructor uses class time well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.78 9 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 7 (78%) 0 (0%)
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 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (78%) 2 (22%)
21. The amount of work required is appropriate for the credit received.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.11 9 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 6 (67%) 2 (22%)
22. The instructor sets high standards for students.
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%)
23. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
His knowledge but that doesn't make you a good educator.
I think it is helpful that he makes us work in groups and math can be a very frustrating subject so his positive mood was always appreciated!
He makes time to be available and teaches students to use the resources at school.
His knowledge of the subject was really good sometimes he would go to fast though and it was hard to make good notes his office ours were kinda short so it was harder to make appointments but when I did get to go he was very helpful.
24. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
girard is a complete failure as an instructor. He is unfair and unreasonable. His dictatorship is plagued by being compelled to duties that aren't teaching standards that were asked of him. The uncertainty of his tests makes another compelling argument that the students who dropped his class weren't failures but was lead to fail by an instructor not living up to teaching traditions. How can a person get the correct answer to 3 or more problems on different days and were told that they were wrong in front of a small group of students then go in front of class to give the same exact answer that he told you had gotten wrong? That action(s) alone are concerning. How can a student score the exact same score 3x on 3 different tests? That's a 100X100X100 chance or otherwise known as a million to one odds. That is not only suspicious but foretelling.
I think there should be actual study guides that are related to the test material handed out at least a week before the test itself so that it gives more of a resource to study and be prepared from. MyMathLab's didn't really help with any of the problems that were on tests, the test problems were more complicated. I feel that maybe there should have been more example problems related or similar to the test so it is easier to understand what exactly is expected when answering a problem. Also, USE CALCULATORS!
I think more practice in class would be the best.
Encourage students , because math suppose to be easy not hard.
Slow down a bit while explaining.
25. Any comments about the TA?
Kaira is awesome! I love her positive attitude! I visited her a few times in the tutoring center after class and she was a big help, she always asked "why" whenever you came to answer making sure that you understood how to approach the problem when presented again.
Very helpful.
She was great super helpful and friendly
26. The TA gives clear and understandable explanations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
3.63 9 0.92 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 2 (22%) 4 (44%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%)
27. 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  
3.67 9 0.87 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 2 (22%) 5 (56%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%)
28. Assignments are returned promptly.
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%)
29. Class projects are related to course goals and objectives.
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%)
30. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
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%)
31. The course is highly recommended if it were taught by this instructor.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.44 9 1.01 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 6 (67%) 0 (0%)
32. The course is so conducted that I know on a daily/weekly basis what is expected of me.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.89 9 0.93 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 5 (56%) 2 (22%)
33. 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  
3.0 9 1.12 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 2 (22%) 2 (22%) 4 (44%) 0 (0%)
34. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.67 9 1.12 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 6 (67%) 1 (11%)
35. Other comments:
He did what he was told to do.

Ryan Girard: MATH111, Spring 2015     Back to top

Campus: Kauai Community College Department: Math
Course: MATH 111 - Math for Elem Teachers I Crn (Section): 43183 (0)    
1. I developed more confidence in myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.14 14 0.86 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 7 (50%) 5 (36%)
2. I help classmates learn.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 14 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 3 (21%) 5 (36%) 5 (36%)
3. The course made me think hard and carefully.
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%)
4. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 14 0.94 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 3 (21%) 9 (64%)
5. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
The different methods and variations and just looking at things in different perspectives. Being forced to kind of think outside of my comfort zone.
Course forces you to think about math from a student's perspective, which forces us to see it in a way that we haven't for a long time (since we were in elementary school).
Being able to look beyond the math problem and see the methods behind it.
I found that I learned really well through pearson. Excellent resource.
Homework that we needed to search for on the internet. There are many information about the math world. I thought that was very helpful and valuable.
Learning how to teach with manipulatives.
The manipulatives
Doing work with others in groups
Good review of math concepts & learned new ways to solve problems.
I found the videos the most helpful for this course. The videos helped explain any questions that I did not understand fully. The emanipulatives were also very helpful.
I was thankful to have more practice with the material that I will someday teach. I feel like I'll be able to design more effective math assignments for my students and be able to relate to any difficulties they have with the material.
Using youtube to teach me the lessons
The MyMathLab we used was very helpful.
6. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.79 14 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 4 (29%) 6 (43%) 3 (21%)
7. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.62 13 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 3 (23%) 9 (69%)
8. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.71 14 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 4 (29%) 7 (50%) 2 (14%)
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  
4.86 14 0.36 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 12 (86%)
10. The instructor has an interesting style of presentation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.07 14 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (21%) 7 (50%) 4 (29%)
11. The instructor was enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.36 14 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 7 (50%) 6 (43%)
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  
4.64 14 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 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  
3.57 14 1.02 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 5 (36%) 4 (29%) 3 (21%)
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 14 0.88 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (36%) 4 (29%) 5 (36%)
16. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.79 14 1.19 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 3 (21%) 2 (14%) 4 (29%) 5 (36%)
17. The instructor was thoughtful and precise in response to questions.
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%)
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  
4.36 14 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 5 (36%) 7 (50%)
19. The instructor uses class time well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.93 14 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 4 (29%) 4 (29%) 5 (36%)
20. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.15 13 0.8 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 5 (38%) 5 (38%)
21. The amount of work required is appropriate for the credit received.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.57 14 1.4 Freq(%) 2 (14%) 1 (7%) 2 (14%) 5 (36%) 4 (29%)
22. The instructor sets high standards for students.
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%)
23. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
He cares about our development beyond students, but also as future educators. Some assignments are geared towards our future in teaching.
He had a nice, approachable personality that makes students feel comfortable.
He responds to questions outside of class promptly.
Approachable. Knowledgeable
His willingness to help.
He's willing to help stay debts and provide support in difficult areas that were brought up while taking this course
New methods to solve problems.
I like that he is well organized and lets student know ahead of time of what is required, on what dates. I like that he makes himself easily available to students. I like that he has scheduled class meetings for updates, questions, information, and guest speakers.
I liked that he divided the workload week by week so that everything was very consistent and manageable throughout the semester.
MML.. Was helpful.. Ryan always got back to us on emails..
24. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
A little less homework :(
More teacher presence in the course, through YouTube emails or emails, or some other form of communication.
Group projects were on the okay side. But the way the problems are referred to can get REALLY confusing. Maybe go into greater detail into the description of the problem you want completed would be helpful.
Nothing in particular. I found the course to be challenging since it was jam packed into one semester with tons information. However, he did an excellent job convening information.
Math is a hard subject and this class was not at all what I expected. He did tell us that this math class was more about the concept then working out problems step by step. I really would like to see actual math lessons done. Reading the text and watching the videos were very difficult. I prefer the old school: chalkboard and explanations step by step. I spent many hours trying to make sense of it all, on my own.
By expecting students to finish group assignments that other group members are not willing or unable to do, creates a huge stress on the remaining student(s). If there could be provision made for students to complete the portion agreed upon by the group, the students given maximum credit for that portion as opposed to having to complete the entire document. There is no record of what students earn on group projects. Gradebook could be set up on Laulima, but there is no record to track group assignments.
Divide up the group work for us and the groups will figure out who does what part.
It was good.
I had difficulty doing group work with people who have very different schedules from me. I felt as though there wasn't any actual collaboration within the groups, but that each of us merely contributed answers, which could have been done individually. It was like we were completing each other's homework, not trying to find answers together. I think individual assignments work best for a distance learning course anyhow.
some sort of lecture!
He doesn't really need to do group projects.. Too time consuming especially with all the work load he gives when it comes to homework. It's a 111 class.. No need for group projects.. Students can work on activity books themselves.. Because it is an online class.. He should let us take exams and tests online at home.. It's hard to get in to take a proctored test each time.
25. Assignments are returned promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.71 14 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (50%) 4 (29%) 3 (21%)
26. Class projects are related to course goals and objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.07 14 0.92 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 2 (14%) 6 (43%) 5 (36%)
27. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 14 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 8 (57%) 5 (36%)
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  
4.29 14 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (21%) 4 (29%) 7 (50%)
29. The course is so conducted that I know on a daily/weekly basis what is expected of me.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 14 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (43%) 8 (57%)
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  
4.07 14 1.21 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 6 (43%) 6 (43%)
31. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 14 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (21%) 4 (29%) 7 (50%)
32. 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  
4.07 14 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 3 (21%) 4 (29%) 6 (43%) 0 (0%)
33. What did you like most about your online course experience?
Meeting new classmates in my area
I really enjoy the video explanations that were provided by My Math Lab. I found them very helpful and informative.
I could do things at my own pace.
I was able to complete work at my own pace and time.
First time online course student and it is challenging. The online meeting times were perfect. It took many sleepless hours and determination to get as far as I did.
Being able to work at my own pace; being able to take extra time to study further subjects I do not understand.
Its not much easier then being in a class you have the same expectations.
Doing group projects and having more focus on the math lab work assignments
Learning new methods to solve problems.
I liked that I could do my homework at my own pace. I really liked that the exams were open for a week to take at a time that works in my busy schedule.
Using MyMathLab to complete assignments, it was very helpful!
choosing to do my homework when I wanted before the due date
MML
34. What did you like least about your online course experience?
Math in general is my biggest weakness. Also the fraction unit.
The fact that I had to move at the pace of one module a week. It would've been great if I could move through the course at my own pace, but Ryan explained why we couldn't which makes sense. Group work but I don't feel like it helped in my learning the material, as we would rarely work together to work the questions out. We would just divide up the questions and answer whatever we were assigned. I also think that the course text book should change. For me, it doesn't do a good job of explaining any of the concepts and ideas that are being presented.
Nothing in particular. It was a little overwhelming to absorb so much important information in such a short time, but Mr. Girard made it easy.
Too much information to absorb and not enough time to have it all sink in. As educators I understand we need to know it all but it is very overwhelming. I wasn't fond of the group projects because their portion of the work was done last minute and when asked for help I was doing other work for other classes. I disliked uploading pictures for the math activities.
Having to pick up the slack of other students that are unwilling or unable to do the work if they refuse to. Not knowing my course grade, this late in the semester.
Group work
It would be nice to have an instructor on harder problems to show us how to do it but the videos provided helped a lot
I did not like the group projects. It seemed difficult to get together at the same time with our group members.
Group assignments.
no lecture from the teacher, hes not even teaching, mymathlab is teaching
Group projects and proctored tests.. Very hard to get all group members on board as well as setting up proctored tests..
35. Other comments:
It was hard for me to rate many of the categories because this is an online class and rarely any teaching is done from the instructor himself. Perhaps videos on YouTube would allow us to get to see our professors face more so that we can continue to keep in touch with him.
I found it weird to have some questions on the exam that weren't covered until the next MML assignments. Maybe I just missed something.
None
Hope to see all online math classes be available several times a week with an instructor who will explain each chapter, gives examples for problems on the lesson and work out some problems so we are able to understand the textbook. Go back to blackboard/white board instruction. I'm sure majority of the students will be more then happy to do the online math class.
These previously listed issues aside, I really enjoyed my time in this class. Professor Girard is an exceptionally talented instructor, to be able to teach us this very difficult subject matter in an effective way. I learned a lot.
Great class but hard. But i like a challenge!
For a 111 course.. Ryan's class was very difficult and very time consuming!

Ryan Girard: MATH115, Spring 2015     Back to top

Campus: Kauai Community College Department: Math
Course: MATH 115 - Intro to Stats and Prob Crn (Section): 43351 (0)    
1. I developed more confidence in myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.67 12 1.23 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 2 (17%) 3 (25%) 4 (33%)
2. I help classmates learn.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.58 12 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 3 (25%) 5 (42%) 2 (17%)
3. The course made me think hard and carefully.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 12 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 1 (8%) 9 (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  
4.0 12 1.04 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 3 (25%) 3 (25%) 5 (42%)
5. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
The time and effort I put into learning the material.
The bonus points save your life
It was good to have so many resources to utilize. We used the book, handouts and MyStat lab.
This course has taught me the fundamentals and core ideas surrounding statistics and probabilities.
The applications of statistics.
Good energy and great teaching methods.
Mr. Girard develops great personal relationships with his students.
I have attended and graduated from a pac-12 school and have to say that he was one of the better teachers I had. Has patients and teaches really well.
How he put us in groups and
Statcrunch was an essential tool in all my homework, quizzes, and tests.
The most valuable thing I found about the course was the fact that it was relatable to life. Like, statistics is used in a lot of things for our everyday life. For example, the weather. They're all about the probability; chance of rain, etc.
hands-on learning. ex: rolling dice, flipping coins
6. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.17 12 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 8 (67%) 3 (25%)
7. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 12 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (33%) 8 (67%)
8. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.92 12 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 8 (67%) 2 (17%)
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  
4.33 12 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 6 (50%) 5 (42%)
10. The instructor has an interesting style of presentation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.75 12 0.75 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (42%) 5 (42%) 2 (17%)
11. The instructor was enthusiastic about the course material.
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%)
12. The instructor treated students with respect.
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%)
13. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 12 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 10 (83%)
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  
3.25 12 1.29 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 3 (25%) 2 (17%) 4 (33%) 2 (17%)
15. The instructor was able to stimulate and lead group discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.92 12 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 3 (25%) 4 (33%) 4 (33%)
16. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.67 12 1.23 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 2 (17%) 3 (25%) 4 (33%)
17. The instructor was thoughtful and precise in response to questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 12 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 4 (33%) 6 (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  
4.67 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  
4.17 12 1.19 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 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  
4.42 12 0.9 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 4 (33%) 7 (58%)
21. The amount of work required is appropriate for the credit received.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.17 12 0.94 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 5 (42%) 5 (42%)
22. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.82 11 0.98 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 3 (27%) 4 (36%) 3 (27%)
23. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
Super helpful when it comes to asking questions about the homework and etc.
Ryan is willing to take time out of his schedule to meet up with students to help them study or improve themselves on homework ect.
Ryan Girard's enthusiasm on class subjects and his willingness to help in all occasions.
Availability to help after class time.
Great after class help.
He pays attention ion to the emotional state of his students.
Overall, a really cool teacher that teaches well.
He was good at answering questions.
Mr. Girard explained things well, but usually when it's one on one.
He's very willing to help!
he let's you try to work in groups or do problems on your own, he walks around helping students and offers his time after class if you need help
24. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
None
-less lectures or incorporate more hands-on activities with the lectures -more handouts
A fair amount of the class time was spent working on one type of problem and then never really explain how to do the others. I found that in order to do well in the class I should read the book and disregard what Girard had to say. It seemed that the book explained things fully and in a simple manor, when Girard seemed to explain concepts minimally and just where to plug the numbers in, which I do not believe helped any of the students. Also having homework due on chapters that we never went over in class until a further date seemed a little repetitive and frustrating.
More explanations for the applying and understanding statistics in certain scenarios. Explanation for the math statistic part was well explained. Providing sample problems that we could do at home and bring in for the next class day to discuss; would help greatly to prepare for an upcoming exam.
Everything was awesome.
Maybe more in-class problem solving.
Be more specific on explaining, try explaining things in more detail.
Explain steps more thoroughly (I am meticulous when it comes to detail) and always explain WHY he did what he did.
Nothing I can think of.
n/a
25. Any comments about the TA?
We had a great great TA, Daniel is super helpful.
Super Awesome! Very helpful and fun :)
TA is a great guy who has a passion for helping others learn.
The teachers assistant was very helpful whenever I had a question or concern. He had a great understanding of all the course information and was a valuable asset to the class.
Very well helpful.
Very helpful
SO GREAT! Daniel has an amazing attitude, is easy to get along with and extremely knowledgeable of a wide variety of subjects.
Cool guy that would stay after class to help students.
He was really helpful
Explains well and is very knowledgable.
He was awesome! He was also very helpful and knowledgable of the class content.
n/a
26. The TA gives clear and understandable explanations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.67 12 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (33%) 8 (67%) 0 (0%)
27. 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  
4.75 12 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 9 (75%) 0 (0%)
28. Assignments are returned promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.17 12 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 8 (67%) 3 (25%)
29. Class projects are related to course goals and objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.17 12 0.72 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 6 (50%) 4 (33%)
30. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.08 12 0.9 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 6 (50%) 4 (33%)
31. The course is highly recommended if it were taught by this instructor.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.92 12 0.9 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (17%) 6 (50%) 3 (25%)
32. The course is so conducted that I know on a daily/weekly basis what is expected of me.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.83 12 1.03 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 4 (33%) 3 (25%) 4 (33%)
33. 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  
3.58 12 1.24 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 3 (25%) 4 (33%) 3 (25%)
34. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.08 12 0.9 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 6 (50%) 4 (33%)
35. Other comments:
-Thank you for everything.
None.
Wish I dropped this class with a W when I could've.
Awesome class!
n/a

Ryan Girard: MATH103, Fall 2014     Back to top

Campus: Kauai Community College Department: Math
Course: MATH 103 - College Algebra Crn (Section): 42041 (0)    
1. I developed more confidence in myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 18 0.77 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (28%) 8 (44%) 5 (28%)
2. I help classmates learn.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.61 18 1.09 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 3 (17%) 6 (33%) 4 (22%) 5 (28%)
3. The course made me think hard and carefully.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 18 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (44%) 10 (56%)
4. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.22 18 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 10 (56%) 6 (33%)
5. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
the fact that ryan actually does work in class on the board and is willing to help you.
The method persons uses for examination with feedback is fair and allows learning while grading skill.
I'm appreciative to have learned new things in this class. But I do wish we had more time to work and comprehend this material.
It gave me a whole new outlook on math.
Instruction was clear, and learning/understanding the material was more important than merely scoring well.
Girard really broke the lessons down and paid attention to his students.
There are a lot of application to real like that I never really noticed when working with math. Algebra has many uses and as a business major, these uses became even more apparent while I took this course.
the course was extremely hard but it prepares you for further math subjects like 140 etc.
I really like Ryan's "work for your curve"....I find that the part B to his exams is where I REALLY learn...I think it's important to go over your tests and make corrections. It also shows that he really wants everyone to succeed, and is a good feeling when you go to class and know your teacher cares about everyone.
the embedded tutors are such a help
Ryan and the imbedded tutor really help
He is very very math smart and allows classmates to help whenever possible.
The course helped me brush up on my skills and regardless of whether I pass this time or not, I will walk away with 110% more knowledge than I had before.
The opportunity to work together in groups to figure out a math problem.
The review days.
Relearning the concept of graphing functions.
6. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.12 17 0.86 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 2 (12%) 8 (47%) 6 (35%)
7. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 18 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (33%) 12 (67%)
8. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 18 0.97 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 5 (28%) 5 (28%) 7 (39%)
9. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 18 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 6 (33%) 11 (61%)
10. The instructor has an interesting style of presentation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.17 18 0.92 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (61%) 6 (33%)
11. The instructor was enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 18 1.03 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 6 (33%) 10 (56%)
12. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.61 18 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 5 (28%) 12 (67%)
13. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 18 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 7 (39%) 10 (56%)
14. The design of this course lets me learn at my own pace.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.33 18 1.41 Freq(%) 3 (17%) 2 (11%) 3 (17%) 6 (33%) 4 (22%)
15. The instructor was able to stimulate and lead group discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.06 18 0.94 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 4 (22%) 6 (33%) 7 (39%)
16. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 18 0.97 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 2 (11%) 8 (44%) 6 (33%)
17. The instructor was thoughtful and precise in response to questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.41 17 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 6 (35%) 9 (53%)
18. The instructor was available and willing to help with individual problems outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.65 17 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 4 (24%) 12 (71%)
19. The instructor uses class time well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.24 17 0.97 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 0 (0%) 7 (41%) 8 (47%)
20. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 18 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 8 (44%) 9 (50%)
21. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 18 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 10 (56%) 8 (44%)
22. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
letting us correct our tests.
His unpredictable test construction and unforgiving grading made me vigilant in preparation for exams.
He always was willing to help.
He was easy to talk to and ask questions to. He didn't make us feel stupid at any time.
He made sure that majority of the class understood material before moving forward.
He really takes time to make sure that you are doing the best that you possibly can. He will be hesitant about giving you special attention during class, but outside he makes himself very available and does his best to help you understand material.
His teaching methods were very thorough and easy to understand.
Anytime I was stuck on something he always dedicated his time after class or offered other times he could help, or suggested people to see in the tutoring center. I can tell he really cares that students learn and get the help they need.
he cares a lot about all of us i love how he give us a second chance on all our exams.
He is always willing to help any student who is willing to ask for it.
he knows his stuff
He was always very helpful. He seemed happy about teaching us new things. He didn't judge us when we got stuck, he helped us through it. He tried his best to make math more fun or easier and he achieved that In many areas of the course.
He was willing to stay and help out after class. He was also willing to help out with anything that I needed help on.
He is very understanding.
His humor and way he relates the topic to something understandable. Interest: Banking.
He was willing to meet with me after class to review concepts and was willing to give advice for studying.
23. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
give better reviews before tests. he is too busy giving new things to do that you do not get a chance to grasp the concept before you go on to something else. the reviews given for tests were useless as tests are very hard and always have something that you have not seen before.
I don't know. I am not a teacher. I did well. Others didn't.
When teaching a new section, give us time to work out couple example problems instead of only doing one example and jumping into another section.
No suggestions--he's good already.
My main suggestion would be to integrate the HW in conjunction with the tests. What I mean by that is, having written assignments (maybe just once a week) to help jog the students' memory and ability to do work on paper. One of my struggles was doing great with the homework online, using the tools offered by MathLab, but then when the test came around it was difficult to have to do all the work on paper. I also think that there needs to be more reciprocity between Ryan and his students, like during his lectures. It was hard to follow him with certain concepts, and it felt rushed sometimes because of all the material he needed to cover in such a short time.
sometimes our class would be consumed of 1 or 2 questions, usually on behalf of people stuck on something from the previous class session...but it's their responsibility to learn it, move on, and be prepared for new material next class...it's college...I am held to the same accountability, and I don't waste precious class time over it. I get the resources I need outside of class, like everyone else should.
more review would have been nice.
going over what is on the homework more and how to complete each type of problems, from the beginning to the end, and not have so much time between assignments.
none
Maybe better classes for preparation for the major tests. We didn't get to prepare much in class with each other.
Have people study problems directly from the related to the topic on the test. SUGGEST reading to those who have difficulty (ask Koko for page references).
I just want to recommend having small and graded quizzes for each section of every chapter so the grade doesn't depend entirely on homework and exams. Also possibly lowering the amount of points the final exam is worth because, well, its too much, it gave me nightmares.
24. Assignments are returned promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 18 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 10 (56%) 7 (39%)
25. Class projects are related to course goals and objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.28 18 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 13 (72%) 5 (28%)
26. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.89 18 1.02 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 3 (17%) 1 (6%) 9 (50%) 5 (28%)
27. The course is highly recommended if it were taught by this instructor.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.17 18 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (22%) 7 (39%) 7 (39%)
28. The course is so conducted that I know on a daily/weekly basis what is expected of me.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.22 18 0.88 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 2 (11%) 7 (39%) 8 (44%)
29. The exams were a fair test of your knowledge of the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.56 18 1.46 Freq(%) 3 (17%) 1 (6%) 3 (17%) 5 (28%) 6 (33%)
30. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.17 18 0.99 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 1 (6%) 7 (39%) 8 (44%)
31. Other comments:
know that the final is cumulative. he never used to do this. and he will not prepare you for the tests. you will think that you have studied well and his tests will be totally different to what you expected. most of the students fail his tests.
Girard is not so soft and cuddly, but that's fine enough for math.
Ryan was a great teacher and I enjoyed his class and the environment.
Very qualified professor doing his best to help students understand algebra and it's relation to the real world. I think Ryan deserves more resources as well as a modified layout so that he is more comfortable with taking his time during lectures.
Ryan is a great guy in and out of class. Great professor.
thank you so much for everything.
none
Test questions seem to be 10 times more difficult than the average questions we cover in the course, Maybe a little less challenging combinations of skills use should be applied.
The many option he given the students for bonus points is wonderful and helps students to be more involved in mathematics and even outside of math such as campus activities.
YOU'RE THE MAN, I appreciate all that you have done for this island. Have a Merry Christmas.

Ryan Girard: MATH103, Fall 2014     Back to top

Campus: Kauai Community College Department: Math
Course: MATH 103 - College Algebra Crn (Section): 42117 (1)    
1. I developed more confidence in myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.38 16 1.2 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 3 (19%) 4 (25%) 5 (31%) 3 (19%)
2. I help classmates learn.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.75 16 0.77 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 4 (25%) 9 (56%) 2 (13%)
3. The course made me think hard and carefully.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 16 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 10 (63%) 5 (31%)
4. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.81 16 0.91 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 5 (31%) 6 (38%) 4 (25%)
5. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
The part that I find that is most valuable and helpful about the course was the classwork and the online homework because before class I would do the homework on one of the chapters that we are about to cover next and get a better understanding of the lecture in class.
I learned what kind of learner I am and what kind of teacher i work best with. Even though this is my second time taking it I feel like I am learning alot more this time around.
What I found most helpful was the the time he would explain to do certain things within formulas and solving the problems and another was the "help me solve this" that's found in the homework page online.
The fact that our online program could teach us the lesson
Extra credit, wish there was more time in the class very challenging!!
The online homework was valuable and helpful, there is a section online called study guide it was helpful, but n for tests.
I was able to challenge myself and learn new things. Mr. Girard did a really amazing job at helping me understand the math in different ways, so now I can always look back and remember what equations were the most helpful to me to help me get my work done and understand most parts of the exams.
Some of the handouts
The home work
There is always someone there to help us figure things out & he always explains everything with detail & does many examples.
I have a better understanding of things I've touched on in the past
6. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.88 16 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 4 (25%) 7 (44%) 4 (25%)
7. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 16 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 5 (31%) 9 (56%)
8. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.81 16 1.05 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 3 (19%) 1 (6%) 8 (50%) 4 (25%)
9. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 16 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 10 (63%) 5 (31%)
10. The instructor has an interesting style of presentation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.88 16 0.81 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 3 (19%) 9 (56%) 3 (19%)
11. The instructor was enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.31 16 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 9 (56%) 6 (38%)
12. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 16 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (44%) 9 (56%)
13. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 16 0.72 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 6 (38%) 8 (50%)
14. The design of this course lets me learn at my own pace.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.0 16 1.37 Freq(%) 3 (19%) 3 (19%) 3 (19%) 5 (31%) 2 (13%)
15. The instructor was able to stimulate and lead group discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.13 16 0.72 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (19%) 8 (50%) 5 (31%)
16. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.94 16 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 2 (13%) 7 (44%) 5 (31%)
17. The instructor was thoughtful and precise in response to questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 16 0.77 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (19%) 6 (38%) 7 (44%)
18. The instructor was available and willing to help with individual problems outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 16 0.68 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 8 (50%) 6 (38%)
19. The instructor uses class time well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 16 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (31%) 6 (38%) 5 (31%)
20. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.31 16 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (69%) 5 (31%)
21. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 16 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 6 (38%) 9 (56%)
22. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
When I would get confused on the homework or classwork I would ask professor Girard for help so that I could get a better understanding of the subject. Also when we cover a section in class right before the exam if we did not have enough time to study that particular topic it would not be on this exam but it would be covered in the next exam.
He is an amazing teacher. I personally don't care for math at all but I still love him as a teacher. He is enthusiastic when he teaches, he color coordinates when we do problems so it is easy to follow.
Ryan Girard does have a lot of knowledge on the subject yes, but What I found most helpful were the time he actually took to explain the problems more in depth. he says that he provides help during his office hours but not every student has the time to go outside of class and seek help when they have to go to work or have other obligations at the same time. another thing i found very helpful was the "part B" on the monthly exams. only because it gave us a chance to bring our grade up a little if we didnt do so good on the exam.
He is knowledgeable about the subject so he never leaves a question unanswered.
he is very knowlegable about math
He makes time out of his busy day to work with you! Try his hardest
Ryan Girard knows his math very well! very smart teacher.
He was a kind and genuine person throughout the fall semester. He showed true care towards each and every one of his students, and he was always concerned whenever some things began to look a little shaky. For example, Mr. Girard knows I'm in my senior year in high school, and he knows I'm caught up with other school projects. He took the time to sit down with me and asked what was going on since my grade in the Math 103 course was dipping. He understood that I was overwhelmed, and he gave me suggestions to help boost my grade. I was happy that he was willing to help me find ways to pass the course.
He knows the material very well
He was very knowledgeable about what he taught
He always had an answer for any questions asked. He is very enthusiastic & completely helpful with everyone.
He reminds us about getting tutored if were struggling
Mr.Girard was a very thoughtful teacher. His efforts at supporting student learning from teaching style to test formats were very helpful and very obviously supportive.
23. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
One suggestion that may need improving would be the day for review before the exam may be a little bit more time in case some students are confused on a few topics.
I know that the teachers are forced to go over certain material in a short limited time but I feel if they concentrate a little more on what will be expected for the test and emphasize those important concepts then we will be more prepared for the test. And maybe he can go over harder questions in class for examples. So it gets the students to do more critical thinking for the exam.
a suggestion would be for Ryan to go a little more in depth of the homework and class work that he assigns. meaning a little more help or break down of the subject. and im pretty sure it wasnt just for me, but the exams made me feel i didnt know a lot of what we learned the past few weeks during class and the homework. maybe its just twisted around or just designed to test our knowledge. or maybe its just because i dont get the subject as much as others do, even when I've talked with a handful of other students and they've also felt the same way. but i know that i do know at least some of what it takes to do the work and how much to study and everything because I've never had that much of a difficulty in math before. even with my previous semester in math. then again it could just be a few of us that just cant do what Ryan asks. but when the tutor explains what to do and what Ryan is actually looking for, sometimes its explained in a different way and sometimes the tutor just explains it the same way but more in depth. another subject on the exams would be a full comeplete study guide, that shows some examples on what would be found on the exam.
Make class lectures and especially exams more similar to the homework. leave more time for exam review or homework questions.
better study guides or practice test. do reviews before a test. in class work on more problems that we are learning. we learn how to do one topic then on our homework it's totally different.
Ryan girard's test needs to be similar to the homework assignments. Tests are very difficult and does not reflect the hw assignments. If assignments were similar to the tests, everyone would improve on learning and confidence in the course.Tests needs to be revised. to whoever it may concern, take a look at the hw's and tests
I can honestly say that there wasn't anything wrong with the way he taught. What I did appreciate, though, was that he brought in tutors who were nice and patient to help the students, like me, that were struggling to understand the work.
Perhaps incorporate handouts or small quizzes at times which could help show students their areas of weakness, preparing them to be more successful at test times.
If majority of your class is failing, teach in a way that other students would be able to grasph.
None.
I think that more study group work can be helpful.
24. Assignments are returned promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 16 0.77 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (19%) 6 (38%) 7 (44%)
25. Class projects are related to course goals and objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.06 16 0.77 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (25%) 7 (44%) 5 (31%)
26. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.13 16 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 3 (19%) 5 (31%) 7 (44%)
27. The course is highly recommended if it were taught by this instructor.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.44 16 1.21 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 2 (13%) 6 (38%) 3 (19%) 4 (25%)
28. The course is so conducted that I know on a daily/weekly basis what is expected of me.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.94 16 0.68 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (25%) 9 (56%) 3 (19%)
29. The exams were a fair test of your knowledge of the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.06 16 1.39 Freq(%) 2 (13%) 5 (31%) 2 (13%) 4 (25%) 3 (19%)
30. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 16 0.97 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 4 (25%) 5 (31%) 6 (38%)
31. Other comments:
I have no further comments for this class.
I wish he taught all of my math classes. I think he is a great math 103 teacher and I was really pleased to find out he was going to be my teacher. I have not heard one negative thing about him or his teaching.
thanks a lot!!!
Even if I got all 100%'s on my homework I would miserably fail Girard's exams. His classnotes only cover about a fourth of what is on the homework. I end up having to re-teach the lesson to myself at home but, even if I learn it at home and think I get it, the way the questions are asked on the exam are nothing like the homework so, it all just seems confusing and makes me feel like I didn't learn anything and the end result is a failed exam. more than half of my classmates failed all exams as well even if they did well on the homework as well. Something is wrong here.
this is a intense course and his teaching method has room for improvements. we don't work on problems in class. we only go over the problem were learning then that's it. no practice problems or other ways to do the problem. then when we get to class the next day were learning something else when we still did not get the concept of the last topic.
Keep up the good work!! And the kindness:)
Ryan is a great math teacher, he knows what he teaches and students can learn from him, but course is too fast. Assignments need to be similar to tests.
Mr. Ryan Girard is an excellent teacher. He takes the time to make sure each and every one of his students understands the work, and he's a very encouraging person. I am very appreciative that my first college math teacher was Ryan. He was great all throughout the semester!
There is a lot of information covered in this course with the book only explaining so much of the information. Not everyone learns a subject like math very well by reading it from a book. The teacher does a good job of putting things into other words which are easier to understand, but with only two hours of instruction per week I feel that possibly some handouts or other learning tools could be implemented in order to help students remember certain rules or key concepts.

Ryan Girard: MATH231, Fall 2014     Back to top

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

Ryan Girard: MATH231, Fall 2014     Back to top

Campus: Kauai Community College Department: Math
Course: MATH 231 - Calculus III Crn (Section): 42396 (1)    
1. I developed more confidence in myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
2. I help classmates learn.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.67 3 1.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 1 (33%)
3. The course made me think hard and carefully.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
4. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 1 (33%)
5. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
The MyMathLab helped me grasp a better understanding of applying Calculus. My instructor, Professor Girard, was understanding and willing to help if extra attention was necessary.
I thought everything was valuable and helpful because i am a physics major and its good to know everything in calculus 3.
Continuation of my calculus skills. Learning about calculus in 3 dimensions gave me a much deeper understanding of 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 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
7. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
8. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
9. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
10. The instructor has an interesting style of presentation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor was enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
12. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
13. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
14. The design of this course lets me learn at my own pace.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 1 (33%)
15. The instructor was able to stimulate and lead group discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 1 (33%)
16. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 1 (33%)
17. The instructor was thoughtful and precise in response to questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
18. The instructor was available and willing to help with individual problems outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
19. The instructor uses class time well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 1 (33%)
20. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
21. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 1 (33%)
22. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
He was always very kind and respectful to students. I never felt scared to ask a question. He always checked at the end of class to make sure no one had questions. I liked doing test corrections because it helped me better understand what mistakes I had made on my exams. I hope Calc 4 runs with him because I would be excited to take the course.
he responds to students questions very well and makes sure the students understands the material well before moving on to new material.
He encourages us to work out problems in class. That way we have a solid understanding of how to understanding the questions in the problem set.
23. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
I wish test corrections could have been given back sooner at times.
nothing needs to be improved i feel the course is very balanced and ryan girard is a very good teacher.
Sometimes he asks the class stuff like "What's the derivative of cos(x)," even though the people in the class know. He should consider spending a bit less time asking us for things that we already understand so that the class can move a bit faster.
24. Assignments are returned promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 3 1.15 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%)
25. Class projects are related to course goals and objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 1 (33%)
26. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
27. The course is highly recommended if it were taught by this instructor.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
28. The course is so conducted that I know on a daily/weekly basis what is expected of me.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 1 (33%)
29. The exams were a fair test of your knowledge of the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 1 (33%)
30. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
31. Other comments:
I hope Calculus 4 with Professor Girard is offered.
no other comments

Ryan Girard: MATH75, Fall 2014     Back to top

Campus: Kauai Community College Department: Math
Course: MATH 75 - Fundamentals of Math Crn (Section): 42346 (2)    
1. I developed more confidence in myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.15 13 0.8 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 5 (38%) 5 (38%)
2. I help classmates learn.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.08 13 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 6 (46%) 4 (31%)
3. The course made me think hard and carefully.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.46 13 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (54%) 6 (46%)
4. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.23 13 1.01 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (15%) 3 (23%) 7 (54%)
5. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
I enjoy Ryan's teachers method, because I find it hard to lose concentration.
He helped me learned even when I had the hardest time
The way Ryan explained the material in the course. I was very helpful that he explained the material in a way I could understand.
I found that this math class provided knowledge that I could actually use out in the real world.
the teacher was very good and helpful..
the ways the teacher taught us
Mr.Girard is very involved with his students. I have been out of school for more than a decade and being in his class was a great experience. Girard explains everything perfectly and makes himself available to any on who needs the extra time or tutoring. He is an outstanding teacher!
It got me to netter understand certain aspects of math that are for the work I do
A lot of new math learned
It helps you prep for a higher math class that you need.
Mostly everything we learned relates and will be used in the future.
6. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.62 13 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (38%) 8 (62%)
7. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 13 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (31%) 9 (69%)
8. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.62 13 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (38%) 8 (62%)
9. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.54 13 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (46%) 7 (54%)
10. The instructor has an interesting style of presentation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 13 0.87 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 5 (38%) 7 (54%)
11. The instructor was enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 12 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (33%) 8 (67%)
12. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.77 13 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 10 (77%)
13. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.77 13 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 10 (77%)
14. The design of this course lets me learn at my own pace.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.46 13 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (54%) 6 (46%)
15. The instructor was able to stimulate and lead group discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.77 13 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 10 (77%)
16. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.46 13 0.66 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 5 (38%) 7 (54%)
17. The instructor was thoughtful and precise in response to questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.54 13 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (46%) 7 (54%)
18. The instructor was available and willing to help with individual problems outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 12 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (33%) 8 (67%)
19. The instructor uses class time well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 13 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (31%) 9 (69%)
20. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 13 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (31%) 9 (69%)
21. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.31 13 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 7 (54%) 5 (38%)
22. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
His teaching methods are incredible, and does a great job of giving us the info.
When ever we had a question or problem he was always there to help
He was just really helpful when explaining problems in way that I could understand and he takes it step by step and he has great patients and doesn't make a person feel rushed when explaining the problems.
Using MyMathLab and having the "help me solve this" tool to figure out the answers with assistance versus giving up when we don't know the answer.
very helpful
Professor Girard is very personable, friendly and very obviously has a great math brain. He made class interesting and was very encouraging.
taught every student at their learning standards
Mr. Girards whole teaching strategy has been beneficial not only for me but for the other students in is class as well.
For home works he would explain it to us in class and than we apply what we learned to homework and if we still didn't understand we would go over it again in class till we get it.
1. Provides opportunities for students to gain confidence that they can achieve in this subject area. 2. Helps students see relevance in topics for their own lives or goals. in class, stimulates student thinking and encoresponses. 3. Encourages student questions and answers. 4. A variety of examples are provided. 5. Presentations are well organized. 6. The schedule for topics, assignments,and tests is clearly presented and changes during the term.
cery helpful and available
He's very easy to talk to and he helps you a lot when you need it in class and out of class.
He is able to explain things in many different ways so you can understand it better.
23. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
I find hard to make time to get the online homework due on time.
Nothing he's really good
I think he is doing a good job just keep being very helpful to the students.
Maybe hold in-class quizzes to help students study for the exams and learn more accurately.
more help in class
n/a
He is outstanding
Give examples that relate to real world situations
n/a
24. Assignments are returned promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.54 13 0.66 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 4 (31%) 8 (62%)
25. Class projects are related to course goals and objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.46 13 0.66 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 5 (38%) 7 (54%)
26. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 12 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (50%) 6 (50%)
27. The course is highly recommended if it were taught by this instructor.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 13 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (31%) 9 (69%)
28. The course is so conducted that I know on a daily/weekly basis what is expected of me.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.54 13 0.66 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 4 (31%) 8 (62%)
29. The exams were a fair test of your knowledge of the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.54 13 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (46%) 7 (54%)
30. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.46 13 0.66 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 5 (38%) 7 (54%)
31. Other comments:
Hire him again so he can be my teacher again okay peace out girl scout
I hope he can teach more classes in math. His tests were tough but overall I am glad he was my instructor. I wish I could have him again. I really works with the student if they need help and he explains things really well. I hope he is around for a while. He makes you really think about the concepts and figure them out. Great instructor. I am sorry I won't have him next semester.
I am very happy to have been placed in his class.
I enjoyed being in your class. Hopefully I get to have you again in another math class
Great first semester! Nervous at times, but kept us amused and involved in Math. I felt that this course was great. I learned a lot, and felt like it was explained well. He knows the subject matter very well. He is very enthusiastic, cares about students progress, and willing to explain problems.
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Ryan Girard: MATH112, Non Traditional Summer 2014     Back to top

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

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

Campus: Kauai Community College Department: Math
Course: MATH 22 - Pre-Algebra Crn (Section): 41011 (0)    
1. I developed more confidence in myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 5 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 1 (20%) 3 (60%)
2. I help classmates learn.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.4 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (60%) 2 (40%) 0 (0%)
3. The course made me think hard and carefully.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
4. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 3 (60%)
5. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
that the tutors were in the room and were more than willing to help and mr. girard was so understanding
I found that the most valuable and helpful thing about this class was that it was a very nice refresher to what I learned in high school. Being out of school for the past couple years, I forgot a lot of what I learned in school so this class really helped to refresh my knowledge in math.
The thing that I found most valuable and helpful about the course was that, it was self-passed of course, by meeting deadlines. Though if you where able to move forward you could! Which was really helpful for me because I could run through the course at my own speed. Having this is so valuable for students, because everyone learns at the own pace . . . We shouldn't be stuck if the class is moving to slow. As we shouldn't be punished by needing extra time if we don't get it. . . Mr. Girard helped us with this problem. By proving us with the intellect of himself and some amazing tutors.
the format of the course. video, worksheet, pretest, and assessment.
6. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 3 (60%)
7. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
8. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
9. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
10. The instructor has an interesting style of presentation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 3 (60%)
11. The instructor was enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
12. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
13. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
14. The design of this course lets me learn at my own pace.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
15. The instructor was able to stimulate and lead group discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 3 (60%)
16. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
17. The instructor was thoughtful and precise in response to questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
18. The instructor was available and willing to help with individual problems outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 5 1.1 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 0 (0%) 3 (60%)
19. The instructor uses class time well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
20. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
21. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 5 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 1 (20%) 3 (60%)
22. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
that he was willing to work with me even though i got sick a couple of times during the semester
I found that he was very patient when explaining a problem out to me, even if the answer was really simple, he was patient and showed and explained to me how to do the problem and made sure that I understood what I was doing.
Ryan Girard was most helpful with promptly being there whenever I needed help. By leading me on the correct path to success, I was able to set forth through out the course with much more understanding. It's very pleasing actually grasping what I'm learning about.
having tutors at the tutors in class made things a lot easier for not only myself, but for mr girard also. being able to work at my own pace was also very helpful.
23. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
i think everything is working well
I don't have any suggestions for improvement, I think Mr. Girard is doing a really good job.
*more interactive activities Although, I know that's harder because they're a few different math course in one class, though it be fun to brake out in a group session just to brake away from the computer screen once in a while.
nope
24. Any comments about the TA?
yes they were very friendly and helpful thanks
The TAs are helpful too. Although I feel like they talk among themselves a lot and they can get a little distracting at times, so maybe needs a little work on that. They can also tend to seem impatient when trying to explain problems. But other then that they do help.
The TA where awesome! I didn't use them as much because I am a very independent learner. Although, they where amazing assets to other students. I don't think some of them wouldn't have done as well as they did with out them. . . You can't do it all, so it is very nice have a little back up. TAs are literally the greats sidekicks to the outstanding superheroes!
the TAs were super helpful.
25. Assignments are returned promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
26. Class projects are related to course goals and objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
27. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
28. The course is highly recommended if it were taught by this instructor.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
29. The course is so conducted that I know on a daily/weekly basis what is expected of me.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
30. Audiovisual materials (or computers) used in this course contributed significantly to my learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
31. The exams were a fair test of your knowledge of the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
32. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
33. Comment on the physical environment of the classroom (space, noise, lighting, seating, etc.)
I think it can get a little loud in class but that's pretty normal in my view. The space is good too, I feel like everyone has their own space to learn and no one has pressure to work at the same pace as everyone else. I like having the computers to work on too. I think it made learning in this class a lot easier, despite the fact that prior to this class I always had a hard time learning and concentrating doing any school work on a computer.
The first day was really crowded I didn't think there was going to be enough room to hold everyone though like every class in college, the weeks to follow seem to provide more room. Its was ideal, also having it in the LRC gave the perfect amount of access to the library which was cool. It could get noises, but what do expect it a classroom? Everyone did really good at making it an environment that you knew: it was time learn. Awesome experience: Made my summer much more rad than I was expecting! Mr. Girard's the Best!
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Ryan Girard: MATH24, Non Traditional Summer 2014     Back to top

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

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

Campus: Kauai Community College Department: Math
Course: MATH 25 - Elem Algebra II Crn (Section): 41013 (0)    
1. I developed more confidence in myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.67 3 1.15 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%)
2. I help classmates learn.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.33 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 1 (33%) 0 (0%)
3. The course made me think hard and carefully.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 1 (33%)
4. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 3 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 1 (33%) 1 (33%)
5. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
I don't like that 4 classes were joined in one. It felt like I was taking an online class with live tutors. Actually, that's exactly what it was. The way it was designed wasn't in the course description either. I think that may have been a last minute decision to combine classes, otherwise they all would have been cancelled because not enough students signed up for it. As a non-resident student paying a high fee, the whole situation seems a bit unfair, and I had an unfair advantage compared to how the course is usually run. Luckily, much of the curriculum was somewhat familiar to me from high school, so the class was easier for me. If it was not, however, I would have been disappointed.
I liked using the Pearson's my math lab program, it was more user friendly then the Hawke's program
Always ask for help, and write out the entire problem.
6. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 1 (33%)
7. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
8. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
9. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
10. The instructor has an interesting style of presentation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor was enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 1 (33%)
12. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
13. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
14. The design of this course lets me learn at my own pace.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
15. The instructor was able to stimulate and lead group discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%) 0 (0%)
16. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
17. The instructor was thoughtful and precise in response to questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
18. The instructor was available and willing to help with individual problems outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.67 3 1.15 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%)
19. The instructor uses class time well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 3 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 1 (33%) 1 (33%)
20. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 3 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 1 (33%) 1 (33%)
21. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%) 0 (0%)
22. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
I get along well with Ryan and think he teaches very effectively. When he was available to help me, he would go above and beyond, and I would really feel like I had learned something.
Ryan Girard took each student as individuals and kept in mind that each person works at a different pace, and each has a different level or style of learning and was able to adapt to each need. To me that is invaluable.
The fact that he always has an answer for everything, can make difficult problems easy by breaking them down, and his patience.
23. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
Whenever he was available, he should be tutoring a student before one of his assistants comes to help. It's hard to suggest ways for him to improve the course because it was basically watching videos of another teacher and reading the text along with practice problems.
I like the one room classroom idea, I think that it would be a great class to conduct not just for the summer but also for the fall and spring sessions.
Not much to expect from a online course, pretty straight forward info/instructions.
24. Any comments about the TA?
They were very friendly and helpful. Some more helpful than others, however none of them are teachers. There were times for example when I had my hand raised, Ryan was distracted doing work on the computer, and an available assistant would jump right up to help, which is great, but I feel like any time he was available he should be the first to come to help, UNLESS he was preoccupied helping someone else personally. I definitely felt that I would learn more when Ryan helped me as opposed to his assistants. Also, there were times his assistants weren't exactly sure certain methods that would correspond with the specific section I was in, which could make it confusing, but Ryan always knew what section goes with what, as he designed the course.
The TA's we had were all awesome, they were there everyday to help, they were very attentive to students needs, if one was unable to help a student, they did not hesitate to grab another aid to come help.
They were always willing to help, which makes them very valuable to the course with 20 students in a class.
25. Assignments are returned promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
26. Class projects are related to course goals and objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 3 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 1 (33%) 1 (33%)
27. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 1 (33%)
28. The course is highly recommended if it were taught by this instructor.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 1 (33%)
29. The course is so conducted that I know on a daily/weekly basis what is expected of me.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
30. Audiovisual materials (or computers) used in this course contributed significantly to my learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 3 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 1 (33%) 1 (33%)
31. The exams were a fair test of your knowledge of the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
32. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
33. Comment on the physical environment of the classroom (space, noise, lighting, seating, etc.)
At times the classroom could get noisy leaving it difficult to concentrate. With 4 classes going on at once, and 3-4 tutors in the room, it definitely wasn't a quiet setting to learn in
Noise level was a little high at some times , but not so bad that you couldn't work, and I think that all the class rooms should be able to adjust the air conditioning, it is to cold in the rooms.
When ever I came into the class room I could smell the dust, and it would just make me start sneezing, this is very important in the fact that i'am not sensitive to dust that much.

Ryan Girard: MATH100, Spring 2014     Back to top

Campus: Kauai Community College Department: Math
Course: MATH 100 - Survey of Mathematics Crn (Section): 40106 (1)    
1. I developed more confidence in myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 16 0.93 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 2 (13%) 5 (31%) 8 (50%)
2. I help classmates learn.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.13 16 0.72 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (19%) 8 (50%) 5 (31%)
3. The course made me think hard and carefully.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 16 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 4 (25%) 10 (63%)
4. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 16 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (19%) 2 (13%) 11 (69%)
5. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
The slideshows that he uses in class.
The knowledge my teacher showed about the subject
It involved real life situations
he is very easy to understand and is very nice and out going.
I enjoyed his fun ways of teaching. I don't know what it is but he knows how to make it fun and entertaining. Like his examples of each problem discussed in class. I love the probability section we learned in class because of the visual aid provided (we got to play with dices).
The thing I found most valuable as well as helpful about the course was the MyMathLab. It helped me practice how to do the assignments that were to be introduced in class before we even start doing it in class. Since I haven't been much of critical thinker, and I wasn't very good at doing word problems before coming into the class, the MyMathLab really helped a lot with this problem, so that's one thing I found most helpful in the class.
The slideshows and before exams, getting into groups and going over what we learned and then switching groups to share with the other people in the class.
/becoming more logical.
What I find most valuable and helpful about this course is how to calculate interest rate, compound interest, and more.
the mymathlab. It was easier than having to use a computer that had to have the downloaded cd disk in order to submit homework.
N/A
-the assignments in MyMathLab gave feedback for incorrect answers -Mr.Girard actually uses the whole class period to teach, unlike some teachers who finish a lot earlier. -slide shows/power points were very helpful -working in groups often helped
This course has prepared me for future math courses.
I found using math lab is really helpful because if I get stuck on the homework, theirs links I can get help (online tutor) or a link that says "show me how" and the computer will show me how to work the problem out. Also, theirs practice problems you could do before the tests so you could get better at it and it will show you what you need to work on. It's really great and the teacher is always there to help you also when you get stuck. He encourages you to ask questions.
getting in groups and being able to hear others explain the problems in a different way
6. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 16 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 4 (25%) 11 (69%)
7. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 16 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 15 (94%)
8. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 16 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 3 (19%) 11 (69%)
9. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.81 16 0.54 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 14 (88%)
10. The instructor has an interesting style of presentation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 16 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 4 (25%) 10 (63%)
11. The instructor was enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 16 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 3 (19%) 12 (75%)
12. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 16 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 16 (100%)
13. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 16 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 1 (6%) 13 (81%)
14. The design of this course lets me learn at my own pace.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 16 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 5 (31%) 10 (63%)
15. The instructor was able to stimulate and lead group discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 16 0.81 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (19%) 4 (25%) 9 (56%)
16. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 16 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 5 (31%) 9 (56%)
17. The instructor was thoughtful and precise in response to questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 16 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 4 (25%) 10 (63%)
18. The instructor was available and willing to help with individual problems outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 16 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (19%) 2 (13%) 11 (69%)
19. The instructor uses class time well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.87 16 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 14 (88%)
20. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.81 16 0.54 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 14 (88%)
21. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 16 0.81 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (19%) 3 (19%) 10 (63%)
22. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
He put us into groups and help each other
His humor and way of teaching
Mr. Girard was very helpful in explaining almost every thing. Although our class was quiet, he made it fun to learn and involved real life situations in math.
He is very easy to get together with outside of class for extra help and clarification.
Again, I just enjoyed the way he teaches. I don't know how he does it, but it's entertaining. The discussions we have in class help me understand things better.
The thing I found most valuable and helpful about Mr. Girard was that he was incredibly enthusiastic, which everyday is a great relief on the nerve when I'm nervous about something, and he always made sure that we all understood how to do an assignment step by step before continuing with his lecture.
Always there to help if needed.
He is very helpful when you dont understand the problem. He makes you think and challenge your brain. He is nice and understandable when student doesnt quite get the new chapters are. Always encourage us to do our best.
He was awkwardly funny.
nothing!
always available and willing to help with any questions from students about the lessons
Ryan really cares about his students. He has a way of explaining things that help to ease understanding. He listens.
I found that he is really helpful and he makes the work seem so easy by all the examples he shows us. I like how he uses real life situations in his examples. It makes learning easier knowing I might be able to use this in the real life. Thank You Mr.Girard.
he knows what hes teaching and knows how to explain everything in different ways
23. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
I have nothing because I like his way of teaching.
none.
More discussions with others in class would be helpful
Just keep up the lively conversations and the helpful visual aids.
I think that Mr. Girard is doing everything very well, I don't think that their are any improvements that need to be made to his teaching methods, because as far as I know it's been completely perfect and helpful.
Be more enthusiastic.
None.
give more example!
it's pretty efficient the way it is now! but maybe not have all assignments/quizzes on MyMathLab because sometimes internet access isn't always available for a student.
Teaching style? What does that even mean?
For a test review, you should make review sheets instead of going in groups and letting us teach one another.
24. Assignments are returned promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 16 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 4 (25%) 11 (69%)
25. Class projects are related to course goals and objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 16 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 3 (19%) 12 (75%)
26. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 16 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 2 (13%) 12 (75%)
27. The course is highly recommended if it were taught by this instructor.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 16 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (19%) 2 (13%) 11 (69%)
28. The course is so conducted that I know on a daily/weekly basis what is expected of me.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 16 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (19%) 2 (13%) 10 (63%)
29. The exams were a fair test of your knowledge of the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 16 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 4 (25%) 11 (69%)
30. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 16 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 4 (25%) 11 (69%)
31. Other comments:
Mr. Girard, you are by far one of my favorite college teachers. :)
I'd recommend Mr. Girard to anyone.
I love that all the homework is online! And the quizzes, too!
I really enjoyed this course with Kumu Ryan, because he has been nothing but nice and helpful as well as an incredible instructor. His enthusiastic personality in class would make anyone's nerve calm some. My classmates were also very helpful when I didn't understand completely how to do the homework so I'm very thankful about that. Overall I really enjoyed my times spent in this class, and would recommend this class to anyone who needs to take MATH100 next semester.
Ryan Girard is the best math 100 teacher. I love math but I dont like critical thinking problems. After taking this class, I understand more and I love it. I strongly suggest to take ryan class. :)
no comments!
I think he is very nice to all students and his explanation were very good to understand to me. When I asked some questions I didnt know to him, he explained them very carefully until i understood. I was glad to take his class in this semester.
pretty great math course!
Thank you for a fun semester Mr.Girard :).

Ryan Girard: MATH111, Spring 2014     Back to top

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

Ryan Girard: MATH112, Spring 2014     Back to top

Campus: Kauai Community College Department: Math
Course: MATH 112 - Math for Elem Teachers II Crn (Section): 40272 (0)    
1. I developed more confidence in myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
2. I help classmates learn.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
3. The course made me think hard and carefully.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
4. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%)
5. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
Made me think critically.
It teaches you the relevance of the course. Even though it is a math class, it's the way that it teaches you how to teach the material.
The most helpful was Ryan's patience and willingness to help all the students and encouraged us to work together on many class assignments.
It was nice to have such a small class because then we got all very familiar with each other. We helped each other with homework and most of the time we all didn't understand it so it was nice to be able to get students involved.
being confident in my math skills in order to teach in my own class
6. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%)
7. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%)
8. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 7 1.13 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (86%)
9. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%)
10. The instructor has an interesting style of presentation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 7 1.13 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 5 (71%)
11. The instructor was enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%)
12. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (86%)
13. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%)
14. The design of this course lets me learn at my own pace.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 7 1.13 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (86%)
15. The instructor was able to stimulate and lead group discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%)
16. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%)
17. The instructor was thoughtful and precise in response to questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%)
18. The instructor was available and willing to help with individual problems outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%)
19. The instructor uses class time well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
20. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%)
21. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
22. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
Was very helpful and patient with my many questions!
his slide shows
He helps you understand the materials addressed and helps you to want to be a better teacher.
He gets excited about the subject matter and is very encouraging even when we are having difficulty understanding a concept. He never makes you feel like you are asking a dumb question.