Kambara, W on Ninja Courses

Average Ratings based on 28 ratings

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
83 81 75 82 87

Course Filter

Instructor Ratings

JAPAN 1A (Fall 2014)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
100 100 100 100 100

Comment: Kambara 先生 was the best! She clearly cares about her students and made me really want to learn Japanese. When you take J1A, you actually have three teachers (depending on the day of the week), but all of them are enthusiastic and helpful, so don't worry. Highly recommend!

JAPAN 1A (Fall 2014)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
79 100 34 32 100

Comment: The teaching was great and the class was pretty good. However, the class doesn't fit well with those who have busy schedules and are interviewing for jobs. It would be better if they had a slower pace version for those who can't dedicate more than 5-10 hrs a week.

JAPAN 1A (Fall 2014)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
13 26 25 26 25

JAPAN 1A (Fall 2013)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
1 50 50 2 50

Comment: The worst professor I've ever had. She dropped the best student in her class.

JAPAN 1A (Fall 2013)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
100 94 94 94 100

JAPAN 1A (Fall 2012)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
100 85 74 100 100

JAPAN 1A (Fall 2012)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
69 100 51 50 100

Comment: Both paper homework and bSpace homework were a breeze; easy 100%s. She's an extremely enthusiastic instructor, but often the pace of the course is too accelerated compared to a high school language course. There are no curves and exams are often difficult. There is much syntax and memorization with the class. Expect to spend your weekends memorizing 70 new characters for those vocab quizzes each Monday and your Thursday evenings into Friday morning studying for either a listening or written quiz.

JAPAN 1A (Fall 2012)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
83 70 60 81 55

Comment: She is the "head professor" for the J1A program. Very helpful and genuine. Strict with rules/guidelines, no excuses.

JAPAN 1B (Spring 2013)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
100 93 88 100 100

JAPAN 1B (Spring 2013)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
100 91 70 100 100

JAPAN 100A (Fall 2011)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
50 72 58 88 84

Comment: She's willing to help students in class and is enthusiastic about the subject. I really enjoyed taking the class with her.

JAPAN 100A (Fall 2011)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
100 72 100 100 100

Comment: Classes are fun and worthwhile. Like the rest of the Japanese dept, she is very empathetic and helpful. If you're having problems, definitely go to office hours.

JAPAN 100A (Fall 2011)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
85 85 77 83 72

JAPAN 100A (Fall 2011)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
90 70 80 84 89

JAPAN 100A (Fall 2010)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
94 58 43 93 84

JAPAN 100A (Fall 2010)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
91 96 71 100 94

Comment: Definitely go to office hours if you have the chance to. It saves grades significantly, and, honestly, who else is better to ask for help, especially in a language?

JAPAN 100A (Fall 2010)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
74 57 56 70 77

JAPAN 100A (Fall 2010)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
88 82 95 86 95

Comment: There is a good amount of review and the pace is not too fast. The teachers are fun and helpful; you are sure to learn a lot of Japanese in this class.

JAPAN 100A (Fall 2009)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
100 100 93 100 100

Comment: a lot of memorization, material is interesting

JAPAN 100A (Fall 2009)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
96 73 100 87 85

Comment: Kambara sensei and Imagawa sensei are really helpful, though the lectures can be repetitive and a bit on the boring side..

JAPAN 100A (Fall 2008)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
83 84 81 81 96

JAPAN 100B (Spring 2010)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
100 100 97 100 100

JAPAN 100B (Spring 2010)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
86 82 79 87 98

Comment: Very fun and educational class. A bit too structured at times, but the teachers are very enthusiastic and nice. Fair tests.

JAPAN 100B (Spring 2010)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
91 73 100 89 83

Comment: The 2nd semester seems better than the first semester to me. Less kanji to memorize, reading more newspaper-y stuff :]

JAPAN 100B (Spring 2009)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
92 92 85 90 96

JAPAN 100B (Spring 2009)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
100 100 99 100 100

JAPAN 100B (Spring 2009)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
88 80 82 94 91

JAPAN 111 (Fall 2010)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
90 83 84 90 83