Year in School:
Teaching Assistant Knowledge ? The T.A. was knowledgeable about the material.
Teaching Assistant Concern ? The T.A. was concerned about student learning.
Organization ? Section presentations were well prepared and organized.
Scope ? The teaching assistant expanded on course ideas.
Interaction ? Students felt welcome in seeking help in or outside of the class.
Communication Skills ? The teaching assistant had good communication skills.
Value ? The overall value of the sections justified your time and effort.
Overall ? What is your overall rating of the teaching assistant?
Please identify what you perceive to be the real strengths and weaknesses of this teaching assistant and course.
Source of dataset
Marcus is a great TA, he expanded on the material we have covered in the class through his own research and even invited a guest speaker who works with Syrian refugees. It was a great addition to the curriculum.
05/24/2016 at 09:59:02 am
Marcus is very knowledgable and helpful, however I prefer a discussion section that is more organized and structured. Marcus kind of just set us free and did not really regulate discussions or conversations. There were certain weeks that I found that the sections helped to expand on information learned in class, but there were other weeks I found them to not be useful and that most of the discussion was centered on things that were irrelevant.
05/25/2016 at 02:25:50 pm
05/26/2016 at 12:23:48 pm
05/27/2016 at 10:43:21 am
Marcus was a fantastic TA that pushed us to go beyond the easy answer and to really dig in and analyze international events. I learned a lot and he was always available for outside support for students. I would highly recommend him and would rank him in the top 2 best TA's I have ever had!
05/28/2016 at 09:52:50 am
|student||4||5||1||9||9||9||9||9||9||9||9||Loved these discussion sections, especially outside.|
05/30/2016 at 07:59:30 pm
Fantastic teaching assistant, fantastic section, and fantastic course. I loved the readings we had to do, and the class discussions were interesting, relevant, and engaging. Thank you for everything. I really liked the 1-page-summary-of-the-readings homework assignments! Great way to keep myself accountable, and to practice writing and critical thinking. I think the homework should always be due on Wednesday evening. Having it due on Tuesday evening didn't really give us enough time after lecture to create questions! Overall, AMAZING CLASS. So glad to have taken it. :)
06/01/2016 at 02:10:56 pm
Cares about the students, interested in the course and does a good job of conducting useful and enjoyable discussions
06/03/2016 at 10:20:35 am