Inside the classroom

Cultural Identity is home.

Students were asked where they call cultural home. Some family dynamics could be seen in two or three cultures. In the end, home is where the heart is.

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Our in-person classes are full of activities

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Testimonials & Teaching Evaluations

Student feedback is a crucial part of the educational process. Below is a sampling of that feedback and the addressed areas of concern. 

Hopkinsville Community College: Introduction to Philosophy: Read More Here

"Professor Perez is awesome ! I was worried about taking Ethics at first but she makes it so easy! participation matters ! A lot of reading but it's not too bad the subjects are interesting" Sept 2022

"Great teacher, really makes you think about your thoughts on about every controversial topic." Oct 2020

"Professor Kelly Perez is phenomenal. I loved diving into her world and experiencing a new way of thinking. Professor Perez gives wholesome feedback and clearly notes how to do better next time. I felt inspired to work thoroughly. 10/10, would take another class under Professor Perez." Oct 2020

"Loved the level of teacher involvement and feedback on the class. Obviously, the professor is very excited by the material and wants to make you excited about it too, and wants to make you think. Made the class really fun and engaging." 4/24/18

"Great teacher. Really cares about her students succeeding in this class. Reading is via text and other PDFs designed by the instructor." 5/02/18

Valencia College: 

Professional Department Chair Observation and Feedback (Spring 2023)

Professional Discipline Chair Observation (Oct 2018)

Read More Here from the students (2017 to present)

"Prof. Perez was the kindest professor I have ever had. She cares about you. The assignments are straightforward, with one college leveled paragraph per assignment and a few quizzes. Her tasks get the wheels in your head turning. I would 100% retake her class." Dec 2022

"I liked her as a person. She's very kind, not a tough grader. But extremely time consuming, so get ready for LOTS OF WORK. Long lectures and slides, two discussions and 2-3 writing assignments each week, and a final long term project. I withdrew from the class mainly because I couldn't take it anymore, and I had other classes to worry about." July 2022 (As a note: This course requires 2-5 hours of reading and writing a week. Based on a short YouTube video about another culture, you can expect a Wednesday night paragraph for ten participation points. Then, a Sunday night assignment requires 2-3 paragraphs based on your videos and reading material. Finally, you have an optional extra credit due Sunday, very similar to the Wednesday post)

"GIVES GOOD FEEDBACK, GET READY TO READ, TOUGH GRADER. Great class! Pay attention to the PowerPoints, they'll help a lot but ask questions. Lots of reading but most of it is broken down in class. Better do the weekly assignments! After that, she's clear on grading." 5/22/18

Rate My Professor (2022)

"Professor Perez is very passionate about this class. The assignments are all straight-forward and can essentially be answered with just your known knowledge and common sense. There is no final exam or project. There less than 5 quizzes in the course that are 5 questions and are VERY easy. It's common sense and the answer is in the question."

Internal evaluation students give at the end of the course:  (2018)
Would you recommend *this* course to *this* professor? What would you tell a friend and why?

FTCC: Critical Thinking: Read More Here

"Great professor!! Social studies in general was never my favorite but had a lot of fun with her. She gives tons of extra credit so i ended the class with a 116 A. She gives 3 assignments per lecture one being the extra credit which is optional. There are 4 quizzes due at the end of the semester multiple choice super easy. Overall she was amazing." Dec 2022

"A well-organized professor, the class was well laid out with established expectations, grading criteria, organized syllabus, and how to contact her if needed. You're gonna do a fair amount of reading and writing in this course. Working ahead of deadlines will be a plus" 7/22/18

"She has a strict guideline to follow which was very hard for me at first. I've never had an instructor that gives great examples like her. She gives great examples of what she is looking for. If you follow the guidelines you will definitely succeed." 7/22/18

"First and foremost, let me start by saying what a blessing it truly has been having an instructor like you! I really enjoyed this class from the start until the very end (although I really wish it would not come to an end ). I must admit I was feeling a bit intimidated though on the first day of class when I received that email from you in which you concisely detailed your expectations of us as students in your class and basically, laid it all out there up front that YES--we WILL have to actually open & read our book (and/or the lectures), as there will be weekly assignments that pertain to the content we must submit (in which you have a certain set of expectations for that as well). And you basically let us all know that Hey, if we want to drop out NOW before the "hard work" begins, to go ahead and do that as it will not hurt your feelings whatsoever (LOL). And I believe I sent a response back to you saying something along the lines of "Whoa!!! THAT just intimidated me, and I am now feeling a bit overwhelmed with a touch of anxiety, not to mention... but I think I will give this class a shot because I am not one to back down from a challenge!" The first assignment that most initially dreaded and thought to be "a lot" to take in and complete and that the workload was "heavy"... I did not think so at all. In fact, I really enjoyed taking that quiz (which was set up like those in the cosmo magazines I used to enjoy taking) to find out my learning style, and the rest of the assignments were downhill from there. I do not think the weekly workload was "too heavy" as I initially feared and dreaded it would be, but it turned out to be just the right amount in my opinion. I believe that the way you set up your lectures is brilliant. I love how you incorporate different aspects to it, such as the video component, the different random questions to make us put our thinking caps on, and I especially appreciated you including various examples of assignments submitted by previous students to show us what you are expecting of us in order to get that 100% ..... Thank you again and I look forward to having more chats about philosophy with you in the future since because of you, I learned what it entailed and realized it was my calling." SUMMER 2020