Below you will find some comments made by students I have taught. These comments represent a variety of courses taught over several years of teaching. They are taken directly from my instructor evaluations administered by the higher education institutions of which I have taught. For more on my teaching practice, please see my examples of student work page or contact me.
"Professor Gaunt did a phenomenal job in teaching this course. I am a business major and didn't expect to gain much from this course, Instead I learned so much information that I actually pass on to other people because I am fascinated and I feel like my knowledge has increased so much from this one course. The instructor did a great job with feedback especially in a timely fashion and even responding to emails in a very prompt manner. His communication was great and I also enjoyed his ways of making connections to the readings, short videos, and life experiences. I also like his difficulty in exams, I've never had a difficult multiple choice test until this class and similar to the instructors quizzes, it puts the student in the position to critically think about it and interpret it in your own way, He is a great professor and I have and will continue to recommend him to students across campus."
"This class was my favorite class of the semester. Aric did a great job of making the class interesting and engaging. I had no problems staying attentive in class, and he presented the material in a way that was easy to understand and easy to remember. He was great at listening to different viewpoints in class and always encouraged questions and discussion. Overall, a very positive experience."
"I am a senior at MSU in my last semester. This was by far one of the best instructors I have had here at MSU. The course layout was so organized and so easy to follow, The amount of work was very reasonable. I appreciated how easy it was to get in contact and ask questions with him. He truly seemed to care for his students. I can say that out of the majority of my classes, this is one of the classes that I really feel like I learned a lot that I can take with me to future education and careers. This instructor did a phenomenal job with this course!!"
"Aric is a phenomenal professor. He communicates not only in a timely manner but with great detail to help you succeed. He is always willing to go the extra mile to see his students succeed"
"Aric truly seemed to care for his students. I can say out of the majority of my classes, this is one of the classes that I will take with me to future education and career"
"Aric isn't the typical professor. He really cared about us students. He was one of the most caring profs I have ever had"
"Professor Gaunt was an awesome instructor. One of the best over my 4 years at Michigan State University. It was clear he is passionate about his students, and it was his priority to put them first."
"ED870 should be used as a model for all online learning at MSU. It is a masterpiece. I have never in my life experienced a more sound and competent educational experience. The fact that it was done so well in a purely online format is staggering. The professors should be commended for all their hard work both during the course and leading up to its implementation. There are a great many other courses at MSU that could benefit from modeling themselves after this one. Online learning is inevitable, it's here already, and it is now our future. The leadership and compassion displayed by these gentlemen should inspire the entire university concerning what is possible when the online format is professionally and adequately approached. This course has shaped my personal and professional views and goals. I see it as a hearthstone that will continue to guide me throughout my career. I greatly thank Professor Gaunt for everything. Good show and best of luck in the future!"