Selected Evaluation Comments
w/ Associate Dean Mark Petracca
General teaching effectiveness 6.14 out of 7
"He actually discusses, unlike most discussions I have been to. Not many Political Science TAs do that enough. He really takes his time looking for videos that enhance our understanding of the material."
"He is passionate and knows about Political Science."
"Was a very lively and entertaining TA; someone who you simply want to listen to and makes the environment fun."
INTRODUCTION TO COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS
w/ Professor Charles "Tony" Smith
General teaching effectiveness 5.98 out of 7
"He used multiple resources to engage us in learning. The videos, reading, and powerpoint presentations he used in discussion were awesome. He also kept us thinking about what we needed to ruminate on; that was brilliant."
"My TA did a great job of outlining how to approach the midterm and final, was knowledgeable about the material, approachable, and helped to facilitate the understanding of concepts. When I met with the TA during discussion hours, he was helpful in determining the most important topics, how to study for the tests, and also, in establishing the interconnectedness of political science topics."
w/ Former California Attorney General William Lockyer
General teaching effectiveness 6.63 out of 7
"He was easily approachable and knowledgable on the subjects being discussed in class. He also talked about the reading not in depth, but with his own opinions having us reply back on what we thought was beneficial. Jonathan wanted us to disagree with him on things and wanted us to speak up - which I think is useful."
"Brought information & stats from current events and applied them to the course material. Very Interesting! Great knowledge on polling data"
INTRODUCTION TO AMERICAN GOVERNMENT
Winter 2015 & 2016
w/ Profs. Marty Wattenberg & Graeme Boushey
General teaching effectiveness
6.35/6.28 out of 7
"Knowledgeable, fun, friendly, engage students to think and to participate in the discussion. He can make the discussion fun for students. Very responsive to student emails and questions. Straight forward on what he demands."
"He demonstrates a strong background in Political Science. He is responsive to emails, and willing to answer any questions we might have in discussion. He has great public speaking skills and I absolutely like how he incorporates videos or graphs we explaining concepts. He makes discussion section much more interesting when incorporating tools that will cause us to learn better."