A sample of student comments
From Seattle Central, Introduction to Law, Spring, 2008
Thanks for being an inspiring teacher, I enjoyed your class immensely, hope I can call on you for advice from time to time. Have a great holiday. Once again thanks for the help. AW 115 Fall 01
Thank you for everything, you are a good teacher and I like your style of teaching. Especially turning in assignments when possible. I took the final today and I hope that it will raise my grade, actually I know it will. Have a good new year. RJ 111 Fall 01
that if I ever had the opportunity to take another one of your courses I would without hesitation. I enjoy your teaching style and the passion that you have for teaching. Hope to see you the next quarter that I attend. thanks again, CC 111 Fall 03
Thank you for the positive feedback and kind words. I look up to you and I feel privileged to have had the opportunity to have you as a teacher. I don't think I have ever felt so inspired by or enthusiastic about a teacher before. Not only are you a wonderful teacher, but it is clear that you are a wonderful person with a great deal of integrity. Your daughter is extremely lucky to have you for a father. Thank you. Sincerely, KS 115 Fall 01
And, also from the above students parents:
Hi Mr. Tamblyn, I'm Ks mother and I want to thank you for being such an inspirational teacher. K thinks the world of you and she's a tough critic. K's dad and I really appreciate your hard work, sense of humor and commitment to the students. THANK YOU VERY VERY MUCH! Sara and Michael S.
I really wanted to thank you for the class. I'm sure you know that I enjoyed it, but I also want to thank you for the style you teach in. I always felt very comfortable in class. The topics we discussed were interesting and important. I especially liked the topical study as opposed to sequential. It really made things more understandable and I feel like I understand how it all works together and influences everything better. I liked the website assignments too. I hope I have future classes like this. Thanks, George! A.S. 114 W 02
I just thought I'd take this time to tell you that I really enjoyed this class. Maybe you could tell because I never missed a day. Boy, did this quarter float by. I enjoyed the guest speakers, and I even liked hearing the other students give their presentations. I learned alot about a variety of topics, including my own on deforestation in the Pacific Northwest, and the world, for that matter. I think that you are an excellent teacher and were perfect for this course. As you wish your students well, I wish you well. Thank you very much for sharing your knowledge, and all that you've done all quarter long. May God bless you and yours. BM PNW Hist s 03
Georges passion for teaching has ignited incredible motivation in my life and helped me to get myself back on track and in the direction I always saw myself going. His love for history and law has sparked my interests in both subjects and I am strongly considering applying to law school in two years. .. He has helped me to realize that I am capable of applying to prestigious universities and that I am just as qualified and gifted as any other student is. I once again want to be pushed academically and conquer any and all challenges set before me. MN 114 W 02 [portions of a college application essay]
I would love to take another class with you in the future, schedule permitting. Your obvious interest in history was very inspirational. Thank you for such an enjoyable class! HN 112 w 04
Last quarter, I was a student in HSTAA 212 (Military History of the United States) [U.W.]... I praise Mr. Tamblyn's grading system on the exams. Although each test was essay based (no small task to grade), Mr. Tamblyn gave a detailed grading listing to accompany each exam. These listings made it very easy to see how the test was scored, and was useful in correcting mistakes. If only my other essay-based courses came with such detailed listings.
I thought of you because I'm taking a "technology in the classroom" class... We're also reading Ronald Takaki's A Different Mirror in my Multicultural Ed course, so that reminded me of you/history. And then...we have to write multiple drafts of papers in our courses, so that reminded me of you too! Although we don't have a research paper to do...yet. Not only are you preparing your students for a four year college, you are also preparing them for all higher education...i.e. my certification/masters program! [former student at U.W. Graduate School in Education]
I think today's powerpoint lecture was great. There was finally a high tech lecture. Even though you went through some of the pages too fast... I wish there will be more of this kind of lecture because it was interesting and easier to focus. Anyway, thanks for the good lecture again.WYL f 03 [U.W. student commenting on Tamblyn lecture on the Civil War to American History 101; Professor Quintard Taylor]
FROM WRITTEN PORTIONS OF STUDENT EVALUATIONS NAMES OF STUDENTS UNKNOWN.
Georges obvious love of learning and education and his drive to keep learning throughout his life hes an inspiration. s '03
His use of humor always helpful and appreciated his weaving of real life issues and current world events in the course material to make it relevant to our lives - fall 02
Especially good at providing quality visual content. Thank you for a quality course on American history.
Instructor available, knowledgeable, treated students equally
I liked his website, using the web for some research and turning in assignments by email
He uses the web and the computer too much.
I wish he would give more lectures
I would have liked fewer lectures
Overall good course lots of work but worth it.