Official Course Evaluations
"She was prompt in response to questions and always had multiple ways to explain difficult topics.”
“She made hard materials and big papers extremely easy to understand and write. Super amazing teacher.”
“Very enthusiastic about the subject and is very knowledgeable about the material.”
“Very willing to help students do well in the course. Goes out of her way to answer questions/concerns about the class and course material.”
“Her enthusiasm/energy made it easier to enjoy the class. She made the material fun and relevant to what we are familiar with.”
“She always seems excited to be teaching, is very open to questions/discussions, and treats all students very nicely. Videos make class more interesting.”
“This was my last semester before graduating and Catarina was the most prepared and helpful A.I. I have had in my entire 4 years."
"She always worked with me if I needed. Very understanding."
"Thanks for always being available to answer questions! You're so helpful!"
Solicited anonymous feedback & unsolicited emails
“Very helpful in office hours and emails back right away. Really likes to make sure students understand the information.”
“I think Catarina did a very good job with teaching our lab's class. She made it fun and she was a great instructor. I liked how the assignments were not too much of a load, but kept us up-to-date on what was happening in the class. She was always GREAT about giving me feedback on my papers via email before they were actually due. I really appreciated this because sometimes it is hard to make it to office hours!”
“Catarina, I think you do an excellent job as a discussion leader and a teacher as well. You're input for this class has been extremely helpful, and I frankly don't have any complaints. I'm excited to see how this class will progress and I believe you're going to help me become a much better writer as far as research papers are concerned.”
“I really enjoyed you as a lab instructor. You are very clear about instructions and the material that is covered. Participation seems welcome and you're very approachable.”
“I also wanted to tell you that I really enjoyed your class and that being able to use scientific methodology and apply that to problem solving is an invaluable skill that I will undoubtedly use for the rest of my life. ”
"The papers [we discuss in class] are very helpful and help connect lecture to real life."
"I think the papers [we discuss in class] are very helpful because they put our knowledge into context."
"I love the papers [we discuss in class]. They are a great way to tie in lecture with real life."
"I like the papers [we discuss in class]. I think the Psychology department doesn't always focus on empirical results, even though it's an important part of psychology."
"I like the papers [we discuss in class]. I fell like it is a time investment because it takes some time to read and complete the worksheet but it's good to reinforce stuff we learn in class."
"Lectures are really nice, you are very excited about the topic, which always helps."
"The lectures are at the right pace and present the information nicely."
"Lecture is very helpful to me, I like all the examples used and how the experiments are used to explain topics."
"I think lectures ate at the right pace, and all graphs are explained in a way that helps me understand the data."
"You are a wonderful teacher who is great at explaining results and relating those to real world situations."
"Keep doing what you are doing, I am really enjoying this class!"
"You are doing a great job! Always love your examples."
"Really interesting class!"