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12 surveys for M. Samarakoon

STAB22H: Statistics I
Instructor: Samarakoon, M. Course Enrollment: 225
Session: Summer 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 32.9%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 200142641195.59
Evaluations 00092244265.88
Organization 000112142265.84
Explanations 00091837386.04
Enthusiasm 00293429295.74
Teaching 00071745336.03
Workload 001041281864.69
Difficulty 00636282394.93
Value 000302626115.19
Retake Yes: 66.0%   No: 34.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Many students remarked that Professor Samarakoon explained things very well and was a great teacher, and was approachable when students needed help. However, some students thought that the latter portion of the course was rushed. Also, some students found tutorials unhelpful, as the TA was not prepared and did not use the time well.


STAB22H: Statistics I
Instructor: Samarakoon, M. Course Enrollment: 305
Session: Fall 2007 Section: 1 Percent Response: 27.2%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 200142331315.74
Evaluations 002112533295.79
Organization 022142131325.75
Explanations 004112026395.86
Enthusiasm 023141928355.78
Teaching 020111732385.94
Workload 00338371584.86
Difficulty 00238391484.88
Value 024203222155.22
Retake Yes: 76.3%   No: 23.7%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students found Professor Samarakoon to be an outstanding professor who was able to concisely explain course concepts using clear examples. Moreover, many students found the course quizzes and midterms to be fair, and several felt that the professor went above and beyond to facilitate student learning. Furthermore, some students claimed that Professor Samarakoon was the best professor they had ever had.


STAB22H: Statistics I
Instructor: Samarakoon, M. Course Enrollment: 283
Session: Winter 2007 Section: 1 Percent Response: 33.9%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 001103527285.70
Evaluations 00182541265.83
Organization 10182933285.75
Explanations 011102133345.86
Enthusiasm 103123123305.60
Teaching 10062334355.95
Workload 01248301444.67
Difficulty 1134932674.59
Value 02549259104.65
Retake Yes: 74.2%   No: 25.8%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students describe Professor Samarakoon as a kind, patient, and an outstanding instructor. His dedication to his students and the course was evident with the many office hours he had available and the assistance he provided outside of these scheduled times. Students found his lectures invaluable to understanding the material but would like to see more time being allotted to the more difficult concepts presented in the second half of the course. They found the tutorials and quizzes to be helpful but would like to see solutions posted to the assigned practice problems.


STAB22H: Statistics I
Instructor: Samarakoon, M. Course Enrollment: 304
Session: Fall 2006 Section: 1 Percent Response: 35.5%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 003143029255.59
Evaluations 00272933295.80
Organization 013142529295.64
Explanations 013132232295.68
Enthusiasm 002173025275.58
Teaching 00272735305.84
Workload 0375619964.41
Difficulty 03355231344.52
Value 03954191064.41
Retake Yes: 73.1%   No: 26.9%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Samarakoon was described as a very energetic lecturer whose enthusiasm for the course material was demonstrated in class. Many students noted his willingness to help students before, during and after class and enjoyed the way he conducted tutorials with quizzes at the end so that students could recognize their own areas for improvement. Few students noted that the more difficult material covered in the second half of the course was completed too quickly, which made it harder to learn more difficult concepts.


STAB22H: Statistics I
Instructor: Samarakoon, M. Course Enrollment: 276
Session: Winter 2006 Section: 1 Percent Response: 41.7%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 003112830285.70
Evaluations 00142435366.00
Organization 003122527335.76
Explanations 00492226395.89
Enthusiasm 003122437235.64
Teaching 00352235365.96
Workload 00351281084.70
Difficulty 00452191694.72
Value 2110441912124.63
Retake Yes: 76.1%   No: 23.9%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students were very happy with Professor Samarakoon and report that he helped them considerably with the material in this often-difficult subject. They found him approachable and clear on both the concepts at hand and expectations in the course. Those students who had him as their tutorial leader as well were doubly pleased.


STAB22H: Statistics I
Instructor: Samarakoon, M. Course Enrollment: 239
Session: Fall 2005 Section: 1 Percent Response: 62.3%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00152433386.02
Evaluations 0001939516.39
Organization 00192035355.94
Explanations 00131730506.25
Enthusiasm 013101928405.90
Teaching 0001833586.48
Workload 1265527554.40
Difficulty 13560181034.31
Value 33124918964.28
Retake Yes: 80.9%   No: 19.1%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students really appreciated Professor Samarakoon's dedication to students and willingness to stay late to already extensive office hours. The lectures were enjoyed though the Professor was noted as being soft spoken at times. Overall this class was regarded as a good learning experience.


STAB22H: Statistics I
Instructor: Samarakoon, M. Course Enrollment: 124
Session: Summer 2005 Section: 1 Percent Response: 75.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00071948275.94
Evaluations 00012133446.21
Organization 00062340315.97
Explanations 00031444386.17
Enthusiasm 00041742376.11
Teaching 0002938516.38
Workload 2295916824.19
Difficulty 0396017924.26
Value 21554211354.46
Retake Yes: 85.7%   No: 14.3%
calendar, timetable Comments
Unfortunately, no comments were available for this course.


STAB27H: Statistics II
Instructor: Samarakoon, M. Course Enrollment: 34
Session: Winter 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 41.2%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00082929365.93
Evaluations 00001550366.21
Organization 00883615365.64
Explanations 00081529506.21
Enthusiasm 000151543295.86
Teaching 00002922506.21
Workload 0086582204.43
Difficulty 0885815884.29
Value 000222922155.33
Retake Yes: 71.0%   No: 29.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students found the class to be interesting and a good learning experience. A few students found the lectures to be fast paced. Overall, the professor performed effectively, provided good examples, and clear explanations.


STAB27H: Statistics II
Instructor: Samarakoon, M. Course Enrollment: 40
Session: Winter 2007 Section: 1 Percent Response: 45.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00002822506.22
Evaluations 00001133566.44
Organization 00061733446.17
Explanations 00061117676.44
Enthusiasm 00001722616.44
Teaching 00001128616.50
Workload 00050282204.72
Difficulty 00644331704.61
Value 061150171164.33
Retake Yes: 94.4%   No: 5.6%
calendar, timetable No Comments


STAB27H: Statistics II
Instructor: Samarakoon, M. Course Enrollment: 30
Session: Winter 2006 Section: 1 Percent Response: 26.7%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 000131338386.00
Evaluations 00013038506.25
Organization 000131350255.88
Explanations 000131350255.88
Enthusiasm 000131338386.00
Teaching 000131338386.00
Workload 0130501313134.50
Difficulty 001363130134.38
Value 003825250134.25
Retake Yes: 62.5%   No: 37.5%
calendar, timetable No Comments


STAB52H: An Introduction to Probability
Instructor: Samarakoon, M. Course Enrollment: 40
Session: Summer 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 27.5%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 0010281937105.09
Evaluations 000282837105.27
Organization 0010192828195.27
Explanations 0010192837105.18
Enthusiasm 000282837105.27
Teaching 000192837195.55
Workload 001055281004.36
Difficulty 0010373710104.73
Value 100046102804.40
Retake Yes: 73.0%   No: 27.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Only a few students commented, and they said that Professor Samarakoon explained things clearly and used great examples, but rushed the last few lectures and had quizzes which tested beyond what was learned in class.


STAC67H: Regression Analysis
Instructor: Samarakoon, M. Course Enrollment: 23
Session: Summer 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 34.7%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 000132525385.88
Evaluations 00013380505.88
Organization 000133825255.63
Explanations 000132513506.00
Enthusiasm 000131338386.00
Teaching 000131313636.25
Workload 000502513134.88
Difficulty 000255013135.13
Value 0013132513255.29
Retake Yes: 100.0%   No: 0.0%
calendar, timetable No Comments


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