Rutgers University Student Instructional Rating
(Online Survey - Sakai)
Qi Fei
Spring 2017, 01:640:244:20 — DIFF EQS/ENGR&PHYS (index #08247)
Enrollment= 20, Responses= 10

Part A: University-wide Questions:
Student Responses Weighted Means
No response
Section Course Level Dept
1. The instructor was prepared for class and presented the material in an organized manner. 0 0 0 2 8 0 4.80 4.50 4.47 4.40
2. The instructor responded effectively to student comments and questions. 0 0 0 2 8 0 4.80 4.33 4.38 4.29
3. The instructor generated interest in the course material. 0 0 0 3 7 0 4.70 4.14 4.18 4.14
4. The instructor had a positive attitude toward assisting all students in understanding course material. 0 0 0 3 7 0 4.70 4.47 4.48 4.39
5. The instructor assigned grades fairly. 0 0 0 2 8 0 4.80 4.27 4.32 4.23
6. The instructional methods encouraged student learning. 0 0 0 2 8 0 4.80 4.13 4.17 4.09
7. I learned a great deal in this course. 0 0 0 2 8 0 4.80 4.27 4.29 4.14
8. I had a strong prior interest in the subject matter and wanted to take this course. 0 0 1 2 6 1 4.56 3.87 3.98 3.63
9. I rate the teaching effectiveness of the instructor as: 0 0 0 1 9 0 4.90 4.19 4.22 4.13
10. I rate the overall quality of the course as: 0 0 0 3 7 0 4.70 4.18 4.21 4.02

What do you like best about this course?:

Review the knowledge I have learned.

My instructor made me connect each concept I learned in class to the actual mathematical application of it, which was critical to me doing well on tests and in the course overall. It would be an understatement to say that I owe my success in this course to my instructor's teaching. I also appreciated that he took the time to look up alternate sources of information for us and compile them into one place, such as the MIT lectures and his own course notes.

Detail orientated method of teaching

I like that we get to see how math is used in real life and I like the way we get to manipulate equations.

One of the most motivated TAs I have ever seen over 2 years of Rutgers.

Supplemented lectures, really where learning occurred.

If you were teaching this course, what would you do differently?:

No comment; he did a great job.


I would give more homework problems that deal with computation instead of concepts.


In what ways, if any, has this course or the instructor encouraged your intellectual growth and progress?:

The instructor will talk about the knowledge that we have learned in class in an simple and organized way. So I will listened more carefully and these knowlege helps me do my quiz.

He has made me very interested in the applications of Differential Equations and has always encouraged us to ask questions if we are lost or confused.

Was willing to help in any way possible.

This instructor has helped me understand the material very in depth, something that I would not have been able to do on my own. He has helped me understand the concepts very well which has broadened my knowledge of math.

Always looked out for students. Made extra office hours available for people who were busy.

Other comments or suggestions::

Awesome job. I really recommend taking this course at the same time or before Elements of Electrical Engineering, as many concepts in that class come from differential equations. My instructor made this course a lot easier for me than I initially thought it would be, so I really recommend that people take his section.


This instructor is doing a very nice job, his teaching is very great and really helps me master the material. He always takes the time to go the extra mile to help other students and make sure that the students do their very best work in the class. Keep up the great work.