Teaching Evaluation Excerpts
For courses taught at
California Los Angeles (custom
programs), University of
California Santa Barbara (Language
and Culture Program), California
Lutheran University, Antioch University,
Ellis University, and
of California Santa Barbara
UCSB ELS Language
& Culture Program
teacher, best lessons, so much fun."
powerful and full of passion."
very motivated, well-informed and he is a
very good teacher
because he knows what he's
do not know how much I enjoyed your course,
I wish I could
retake it again."
well informed in his field, conducting
in-depth research on a
"A very dedicated and knowledgeable instructor."
"…an enthusiastic team player."
"Dr. Van Hook is a true professional."
"A great teacher (who) made the class really
"He helps us feel comfortable in his class."
"I enjoyed this class very much ... it should have
"My best course at UCSB."
"I like his way of talking to the class
... he's never
of California Santa Barbara
UCSB ELS Business, Management, & Law Program
is very well-prepared, knowledgeable, has
legitimacy, a good
sense of humor, and I learned a
lot. This class flew by. His
website alone was worth
"An extremely interesting and useful class."
"Steve does a great job organizing the class
keeping them informative, interesting
and relatable. Best of all
he keeps the class
interactive and fun -- the class was a joy to
... the best by far."
course is one of those I really look forward to
"I learned sooo much!! Most information packed
Hook was one of the best professors I have
ever had. All of his
classes were interesting and
presentation style is very engaging, particularly
for an evening
course. Steve did a great job of
covering it all."
people state on the paper in theory is
what you get across in
"I learned more than I have ever learned in any other
class, not only about economics but also about the
we can use in our life."
of California Los Angeles
UCLA International Custom Program
session, practical excellent instructor."
rich and diversified."
friendly and likable."
satisfied ... a surprise."
content, excellent instructor."
(session) scored the highest among the
instructors ... nicely
Van Hook was an incredible teacher. He really
students the necessary tools to succeed.
He was always
encouraging. I truly enjoyed his class."
learning experience was an amazing one --
with the knowledge that Dr. Van Hook
shared with us; it
was very effective and it is highly
has been the most responsive instructor I have
had at NU.
I appreciate his insight and demeanor
during the live
lectures. He provides real-world
connections to the
content. It's more than evident
that he is a caring
California Lutheran University
gave us useful, applicable information instead of
... which makes the class seem like it
is actually worth going
"He really cares about the students
and their future.
He wanted to make sure the students are
for what lies ahead."
"Dr. Van Hook took great consideration
students. He was by far my best and favorite
"I loved everything the teacher did.
He was the best
professor I have had in college yet."
"Professor Van Hook is an excellent instructor. He
welcoming classroom environment where
ideas were cultivated,
interchanged, and grown."
"I am impressed by his ability to motivate his students
his genuine interest in their success."
reminds us that we already have these
wonderful things inside
and to just let our light
"I found every aspect of the course
I learnt a lot from this class."
"The take on life that (you) have
afforded me, helps
me more than you could ever imagine with what
am trying to accomplish."
University BA & MA Programs
most prepared, organized, clear, and
effective teacher that I
have had, and this is my
really thought this classroom experience was
integrative … Steven Van Hook is multifaceted
and an asset to
traditional classroom lectures, we have
which are colorful and
is well-prepared and presents material in
an organized, easy to
“I appreciated the diligence of your preparation,
presentation, freedom to challenge, and the seminar
which encouraged all your students to
“…you made economics palatable. Not an easy
“Finally! An instructor who affirms student input.”
“Steve is an excellent, inspiring instructor.”
“I have become much more aware of the importance
impact of marketing on for-profit and non-profit
Cardean University / Ellis University MBA Program
is a wonderful subject matter expert and
online instructor. He
knows his students and his
discipline, and he understands the
... He delivers quality content that strikes just
right note every time. It was a pleasure working
job facilitating his discussion.”
"Steven’s knowledgeable, professional and friendly
support was very motivational for me."
said you were the best instructor they
had in the program and
you made a very real and
concerted effort to connect."
was especially skilled at providing a
supportive environment in
which we could learn."
principle strengths were his experience and
events and example with course
is my 9th course and Steve is the best
so far ... the most
detailed in responses and
really helps to further understanding of the
course. VERY appropriate for today's
Van Hook is a professional, and a teacher. The
and I learned, I learned, I learned."
is the utmost professional, courteous, and
and knowledgeable. Probably
my fav teacher."
Hook is great! You will learn quite a lot ...
He brings to the
table a wealth of experience. Try to
take a class with him
before you graduate."
was an excellent professor who KNOWS
how to teach."
was an amazingly well thought out and
presentation! Much to think about!
Thank you, thank you,
is an established university educator
and a culture
researcher with an extensive and
impressive background in
cross-cultural communications and learning.
There's definitely insight and substance in the
"Thank you for
the excellent and enjoyable
"Steven Van Hook, the brains behind the site
has a background in
international journalism and PR, and he
knows PR inside and out."
ExpertPR/MediaMap, Awarding First-Place Prize for
"Site Most Useful to PR PROs"
"The fact is that you are not only
creative and strategic, but also that you are a
Myron Wasylyk, V.P., The PBN Company;
"The job you did for us in Moscow
far exceeded all
Cynthia Neu, President, Sun World News/Moscow,
"Thanks for doing a good job (in
Moscow)! ... you
(were) on top of everything."
David Arond, East-West Broadcast News
"This last (ratings) book showed
increases in adults 55-plus and in men 18-49. As
the leader of our news efforts, you deserve special
Dustine Davidson, California/Oregon Broadcasting
"Let's recognize a lot of (Van
Hook's) hard and
Southern Oregon Review
"... A spunky fighter..."
"Van Hook knew the town needed
a more active, independent, skilled
Current Consumer Magazine
"... Van Hook set up a diverse
program teaching a
wide range of skills."
Christian Science Monitor
R. Van Hook
W. Channel Islands Blvd.
Port Hueneme, CA 93041