Anonymous student comments on end-of-course surveys: 2020-21
AGVA courses in general:
I would like to thank the [AGVA] administration and the instructor for making this course feel like one that I am taking right here in my school.
Thank you so much for allowing me to take a class like this that I wouldn't normally have access to at my school.
American Sign Language 1:
The instructor is always ready to help, and his lessons were all fun and informative. I really liked the class and will be continuing, taking ASL 2 next year.
The instructor replies fast. A great strength is that you learn about the ear and the culture too.
[The instructor] wants us to grasp the information and ALWAYS encourages questions. He never makes you feel bad for not understanding something.
He responded to things in a timely manner and knows what he's talking about.
The instructor does a good job of asking for student feedback and changing the lessons accordingly. He also does a good job of showing things at a reasonable pace to learn efficiently.
He is really good at communicating and understanding any issues we might have. He always had the information we needed up in time, and if something was not working, he always had it fixed within around an hour of someone telling him that something was wrong. Overall, he's a really great teacher, and his course is amazing!
He is very good at clearly explaining ideas and signs in ASL.
He definitely knows the content he's teaching. As he's hard of hearing, he's been using ASL for quite some time, so he has quite a bit of insight in answering questions his students might have.
The class is unique, and that is probably one of its biggest strengths. It's a history class, a language class, and almost an acting class all rolled into one. The instructor is very understanding and worked with me to figure out the little bumps that I ran into this semester.
American Sign Language 2:
The instructor always answered my questions and even gave more information on some subjects which was greatly appreciated.
Feedback always pointed out exactly where I missed a point and why, which I liked.
The pace [of the course] was good and well planned. There was never too much for one day.
The information taught was very helpful, interesting, and enjoyable.
The course studies the culture as well as the language which helps provide a neat understanding about the class. The instructor also answered when asked questions and she provided a lot of help. She overcame obstacles to help us learn.
Since the instructor could speak local Chinese, I was able to learn the accurate pronunciation.
I was taught a lot of Chinese and the course was consistent.
The greatest strengths of the course & the instructor was the culture classes and the grammar videos that explained how to do the textbook practice.
The instructor responded to questions and emails very quickly. The response always clarified my doubts and helped me better understand the material.
[The instructor] was very quick to respond and her response was clear and helped a lot. She always told us if we had questions to e-mail her or ask during our Zoom meetings.
The activities were super fun! I enjoyed talking to the other German Students in Germany and my online Classmates in America.
I thoroughly enjoyed taking this course, and I really liked the dynamics of it. The calls and assignments were very helpful, and there was always a good variety of assessments.
[The instructor] really strives to help her students and wants them to learn as much as they can.
[The instructor] was very helpful all the time and was very kind. She was a great teacher and I learned a lot through her.
It‘s evident that the instructor truly cares about her students. She wants us to succeed and to learn as much as possible, and she demonstrates that in the way she teaches during our weekly calls. She would go out of her way to find useful resources and assignments that she knew would help me. She clearly really cares about her students, and she is an amazing teacher.
The material for the lessons were presented in an easy to understand way, and all my questions were answered fast enough to do the assignment.
The instructor was nice and easygoing and very understanding.
The course allows for students to truly learn new material before moving on, creating a fulfilling cumulative experience.
Everything is very straightforward. I knew exactly what I needed to do all the time. The resources we were given were very useful. The teacher was kind and helpful. She [was] good with zoom and those meetings were quite helpful.
Being able to meet once a week [via Zoom] is very helpful for this class. It allows us to go over any parts we had questions on, and actually practice speaking some German. Padlet was also very fun and helpful to use. I liked being able to talk to the Siegen kids.
I look forward to taking German 3 with [her] next year.
The zoom meetings we had were very efficient and helpful. The instructor was very flexible with her time in order to provide the best learning experience possible for us.
I see the interest portrayed by the instructor, her enthusiasm and education, as well as time flexibility as her greatest strengths. She is always looking for the best way to benefit our learning with selflessness.
My instructor was very friendly and easy to talk to in our [Zoom] meetings.
My instructor was very kind and patient. Every time when I have a question she was always there to help. She was really good at encouraging people.
[The instructor] replied to our emails quickly. I could always rely on email to communicate with her. She was also very understanding with our different schedules, and was willing to work around them for zoom meetings. She also was always asking our opinion on the work she was giving us. She wanted to make sure it wasn't too much, or too little.
I really enjoyed the year taking this German class. I learned a lot by the end and it was a fun experience to meet new people, even in Germany!
Even though this was a remote-learning course, it really felt that it was taken to the closest way possible to be in-person. I would like to thank the ALHSO administration and the instructor for making this course feel like one that I am taking right here in my school.
Very helpful, I loved it. The instructor helped me with so many things, and was very understanding, I'm glad that they were always there to help, and be there for their students.
This course does exceptionally well at teaching the rules and mechanics of Latin. Also, Latin 1 does well at teaching the different aspects of Roman culture.
I think the greatest strength of the instructor is his knowledge of the language. He is able to help with any level of difficulty of question.
I really liked this course, and the new things it taught me.
[The instructor’s] answers to my questions were always very helpful and taught to me well what I needed to understand.
[The instructor] was very kind, and when I needed help he answered in detail immediately. Also, when he grades he explains what I did wrong, so I can see what I need to fix later.
[The instructor] does a very nice job explaining what you did wrong when needed, and responds to emails promptly. He also makes sure we are aware of due dates for the week which is very helpful.
I really appreciate the feedback that I get from all of my lessons.
The instructor knows a lot about Latin and can make his own assignment material.
[The instructor] was a very good teacher. She helped whenever I needed it, and she answered all my questions even though I had a lot of them.
[The teacher] is such a loving instructor who cares about us and wants what is best for us. She really makes us thrive and wants us to succeed!
[The instructor] was awesome, and she really helped me especially when I feel behind.
I like how we did group work and I really liked the teacher.
[The instructor] knows the culture well and she has a lot of experience in Spanish-speaking countries and places.
This course is set up very well, and it supplies many tools that help you complete your assignments. The instructor set clear expectations and made learning fun.
[The instructor] was very nice and understanding, and she taught the material well.
The course is very good at teaching grammatical work and how to write Spanish, and the instructor is very good at teaching the material in different ways, sometimes explaining it in the form of a recording or just writing it.
When I ask her a question, she answers me very soon, and she is always willing to video chat with me if I need extra help with my math lesson.
The instructor was really great! She was always willing to video chat and gave helpful feedback. She also explained things very well!
The instructor is friendly and helpful even if you struggling.
I learned stuff in this course more easily than in other places.
I have probably learned the most in a semester in this math class than ever before. I am thankful that I know how to do a lot of stuff now.
She is very helpful when I have questions, and responds the day I ask the question. She is also very fast at giving feedback. This course also pushes me a lot so I think that is good too.
The instructor provides very clear instructions and provides necessary support promptly. The teacher/instructor is very positive and encouraging.
I thought my instructor was super helpful and super flexible. Definitely helped me a lot in this course.
The instructor was very helpful if I had any questions and I liked that the course was switching up the practice sets and the problem sets so that the workload was not too much.
The instructor would always answer questions in a timely manner.
Learned a lot about Geometry and proofs.
It was easy to know when my assignments were due, and if I hadn't done them in time.
The guide sheets are always clear on what the assignment is.
I thought [the instructor] was very responsive and encouraging. It was also helpful when he sent out emails to all his students reminding us of something coming up. It made me feel like I wasn't just interacting with a computer.
AP U.S. History:
Very clear assignments and fair grading. I liked that we did a few different types of assignments, like worksheets, or slideshow recordings, or DBQ's or longer essays.
I enjoyed this course a lot.
Introduction to Psychology:
Everything was handle very smoothly, responses were quick, and if I needed help [it was available].
The expectations for each lesson were very clear and easy to understand, and the material was taught in a concise way.
I really liked that there were a lot of discussion posts so that I could talk with other people from different schools about the same thing that I was learning and get their thoughts.
The instructor is very patient with his students and that the information learned in this course is very applicable to real-life scenarios.
I am able to apply things in the course to real-world situations.
The course overall was really interesting and I often found myself WANTING to read more off of the book, which seldom happens with any other course I take.
The directions were very thorough and easy to understand.
My instructor was always very understanding and made me feel good about asking questions.
The fact the course can be worked on at any time is great and the variety of instruction methods (video, quizzes, reading the book or other articles, writing responses) kept me engaged.
The teacher is very knowledgeable.
He knows the material well and does a very good job of explaining it clearly.
The [course] website is very organized and easy to manage. Also, the instructor responds to emails in a reasonable time frame and is very understanding of due dates.
The instructor did a great job of laying out the topics for the course, and the instructions for each topic were very clear and easy to follow.
This course is very applicable to life because it explains many everyday things that occur.
I feel that the instructor has a way of clearly and concisely stating what is required for each assignment. This course also allows me to work on my own time which I feel creates more responsibility for me.
AP Psychology is one of my favorite classes just because the content we learn is actually interesting and the website is structured very nicely so it makes me want to continue to learn and do the work in this class.
AP Environmental Science:
[The instructor] is very receptive to the feedback which is really nice. He uses his previous experiences as a researcher and professor to help and share the information that he has learned.
He seemed that he always was there and wanting to help. He always explained everything very clearly and taught me a lot of things.
The organization is done super well. Everything that is expected of it is laid out in a great fashion.
The instructor was very interactive with the students and did a great job in discussions and when questions were asked.
The course covers a wide variety of topics but remains focused on Christian stewardship and conservation.
Human Anatomy & Physiology:
The amount of information I was able to learn in this amount of time is amazing.
I think the layout was great and easy to follow. The instructor also related the content to everyday life and made it interesting.
It's a very helpful class, and I have learned a lot from this class. The teacher is very reasonable and easy to ask questions to.
While the course had a set structure it was also very personalized. Each activity was done by each student, and most of the time our results would be different.
The instructor was very understanding and responsible.
The course itself is wonderful, but [the instructor] makes it even better. He is very kind, even when I ask ridiculously dumb questions, and he always provides help when I need it most.
Even though the entire course is online, [the instructor's] passion for the subject is clearly evident in his lesson guides and feedback. He took the time to make sure that the class felt personal. In addition, he is very knowledgeable and explains everything clearly.
[The instructor is] very clear with instructions and assignments and very good at communicating with the students.
The instructor for the course is very efficient. I never found myself not having enough time to complete notes, tests, or ask questions. The instructor was very on top of things and always giving updates about fixed links within the lesson or anything else a student could possibly need.
[The best thing about this course was] the relations back to God and how anatomy can be used in everyday life.
The class was great and I really enjoyed it!
Thank you for all your hard work; I really, really enjoyed this class! :)
Medical Terminology: It was evident that [the instructor] cared about his students and sent emails to check progress if it looked like people were falling behind, which was appreciated as well.
[The instructor] was very helpful and responded quickly when we had questions
Introduction to Multimedia:
Both the instructor and the course were very helpful with the teaching of different forms of media.
Being able to get quick responses to questions made the course easier.
The instructor made the directions clear and precise, and responded and graded my assignments very quickly. She also offered additional help to me when I asked.
The course was well balanced and seemed to have taken into account the fact that we as students have other classes to worry about and therefore didn't overload us with deadlines and homework.
Topics were explained in easy-to-understand ways, making the projects also easy to understand and allowed the focus to be on the actual material.
Introduction to Programming:
[The instructor] was excellent at responding quickly, and with help.
[The course] was well designed, I learned the basics of a lot of things, feedback was quick and helpful.
[The instructor was] helpful and knowledgeable, he was the greatest resource to go to when help was needed.
[The instructor] is great at teaching on Zoom. He seems very nice.
The instructor seems like someone you can just talk to and is easy to go to if you need help.
The teacher is very responsible and replies to messages in a timely manner.
The Instructor gives new information in easy-to-digest pieces that make creating a new project always an enjoyable task.
The instructor is probably one of the best. He took time to help me during his own son's birthday because I was behind the others. He is a good man, a great teacher, and he shouldn't stop doing what he loves.
This course was very enjoyable and helped me grow my computer skills into coding, which I did not know much about before this course.
This class has been so much fun and I'm a little sad it's almost over. But in the end, I've learned what I came here to learn: how to program. In the end, I'm glad this course has been such a good time.
This course has been amazing. I'm so glad I took it, and I can definitely see programming in my future.
The instructor was very kind and provided help when needed.
The instructor was very nice and helpful.
Web Page Design:
I could tell the instructor was very knowledgeable in this field and he did a great job explaining things in an understandable way.
The instructor was very helpful and provided good examples and walkthroughs for the assignments.
When working through the lessons the instructor explained what we had to complete very well. Usually, in an online class, the instruction can be hard to follow but I did not see anything like that in this course.
The instructor did a good job explaining the assignments. The videos really helped a lot with that.
Thanks for being such a great teacher this semester!
World Regional Geography:
The instructor really seemed to know what she was talking about and seemed very passionate about what she was teaching.
The class allows you to look in-depth at a region and really breaks it down and you learn a lot about how geography can impact a region.
I understand a lot about geography and what it consists of now. The course and instructor taught it well.
It was clear on how to complete the assignments.
I am grateful for the opportunity MLC has provided to receive college credits from this course.
Life of Christ:
This course allows the students to really dive into learning God's Word on their own but with guided assistance.
The instructor gave us challenging work that really increased my understand of the Bible. He did a great job.
It was especially helpful to have videos for different lessons because I was able to follow along and understand what was expected of me rather than reading long paragraphs.
Everything I learned in this course has really helped me and the way it was taught was perfect.
[The instructor] was always willing to help. If I didn't understand something, she would explain it to me in a way I would.
The instructor had an engaging teaching style and was incredibly helpful with any questions and concerns.
[The instructor] was very helpful whenever I was confused and I could tell that she loved us even though she couldn't see us in person.
I really enjoyed this class and I feel as if my knowledge of writing has grown more from taking this than it did when I took creative writing a few years ago. Thank you so much for allowing me to take a class like this that I wouldn't normally have access to at my school.
Science Fiction/Fantasy Literature:
The [course] layout and the organization was done super well!
[The instructor] was very nice and helpful.
The logical progression from unit to unit flowed nicely.
The [instructor] always answered emails quickly when I asked her about directions.
The instructor was very nice and easygoing.
[The instructor had] quick responses and [was] very knowledgeable when it came to photography and good technique.
The instructor put in time to write thoughtful messages on every assignment.
I appreciated that the instructor was kind in response and was very encouraging and gave advice on how to improve photos.