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Classroom Experience - August 2017

Week of August 7, 2017

Eric Reid – DVPRO2 – Days

“Our Instructor took the extra mile to work with us late, and through our obstacles!”

Jeff DeMaranville – FED2 – Days

“Thanks for the code comments”

Jeff Overhaug – LX – Days

“Jeff is a great instructor who provided a great intro to Linux and excellent hands-on experience.”

“Real world experiences in the classroom context. Savvy, personable, and very much relateable.”

“Jeff is very concise and clear with the information he delivers. He’s also extremely helpful, informative, patient and friendly. He never makes you feel like you can ask anything at any time and he’s more than happy to explain. Great Class!”

“Really enjoy having Jeff as an instructor. He REALLY knows his linux, and REALLY knows how to explain to other people how to use linux effectively.”

“Jeff is very knowledgeable and has the ability to explain complex commands in a way that is easy to understand.”

“This has been my favorite class at Centriq, and Jeff was a big part of that.”

Chuck Wieners – MVC2 – Days

“Instructor was very knowledgeable and would always answer questions with real world examples or how the information would be utilized in a IT environment”

“The instructor is very knowledgeable on course materials.”

“Morning reviews were really helpful for getting back into the relevant syntactical/structural mindset.”

“You teach in every style that feels possible giving students so many ways to learn”

Craig Gerdes – O365 – Days

“Craig was another awesome instructor! very knowledgable of the subject matter, attentive to our needs, and willing to help in whatever way possible.”

Caleb George – WS2 – Days

“Caleb knows his knowledge and was able to troubleshoot and help anyone that was falling behind.”

Caleb George – WS2 – Evenings

“Always helped me and everyone else before moving on, he made sure that everyone was understanding it and getting the information.”

“Was very patient and went out of his way to make sure that the subject was understood not just gone through.”

“Instructor was very knowledgeable and in depth on subject”

“Everything was perfect”

Chris Swatzell – SSCF – Days

“Chris was truly a great instructor, made my first week at Centriq welcoming and fun. I look forward to the rest of my time here.”


“Our instructor did an excellent job of conveying information and ideas and took the extra step to ensure students understood the subject matter.”

“Very personable and welcoming of questions. Likes to make sure all students feel comfortable approaching.”

“I wouldnt change anything”

“It’s great”

Week of August 14, 2017

Chris Swatzell – A+ 901 – Days

“Once again Chris went above and beyond to answer all questions, provide real world instances, and a positive learning environment. He makes it fun, and easy to learn, even with the amount to learn”

Tad Ellis – ICND1 – Days

“Was able to resolve any and all questions asked”

“I thoroughly enjoyed Tad’s real world application. He was more then accommodating to our different struggles within the week. It was an enjoyable class and in my opinion his teaching was invaluable to me because I am seriously thinking on moving towards specializing in Cisco. My favorite class so far in this track.”

“The hardware worked well and the variety minor changes between the different pieces allowed us to experience some actual hurdles we may meet in the work force. It provided a few small, but informative challenges for us.”

“The only thing that I can say is I loved it. My favorite class and instructor so far. Truly enjoyed this week!”

Kasama Kasemvudhi – Sec+ – Days

“Kasama is wonderful at breaking down foreign concepts into easily digestible bits. He provides excellent methods to remember a great deal of information quickly.”

“Kasama is very knowledgeable and delivers the material in a method that’s easy to comprehend.”

“Great Class! Favorite class! Kasama was informative and entertaining and was great at creating ways to remember lists and acronyms. Really enjoyed this portion of the track.”

“Kasama REALLY knows how to get everyone involved, and he is VERY good about helping students memorize things in very easy ways.”

“Most energy filled instructor yet. Most people respond to that quite well.”

Jon Lindley – SSCF – Days ST LOUIS!!!

“Was a wonderful experience for a first week of class”

“Jon was very fun to have as an instructor. He was able to keep the class active and up beat. Made it fun to learn and really helped us push to achieve the level that he was looking for.”

“Again, serious when necessary, but made the learning experience enjoyable.”

“I love how active they keep the class, Its funny and keeps it interesting.”

“Serious when necessary, but overall a warm and inviting setting.”

“I think that the content was very well versed, It really showed what we would be up against and helped us get prepared for the real world and what we would have to be dealing with.”

“I would not change the training content.”

Derek Duderstadt – TEAM – Days

“Very knowledgeable and provided good real world references. Jason’s additional input during this course was also very informative.”

“Derek did a great job emphasizing the real-world importance of the course”

“Duderstadt is a phenomenal instructor, he really tries his very best every single day and i really really appreciate that”

“The content provided in this course is very good and has the initial impression that it will be very helpful when seeking employment. Jason’s additional input during this course was also extremely informative.”

“Very easy to see how important this course was for our near future careers.”

Hai Hilvitz – WS3 – Days

“Hai was the man! He was always willing to help and made it fun learning”


Chad Johnson – A+ 901 – Evenings

“Chad is a very good instructor he covers the material not assuming you are an expert. Also he has a way of making material simple.”

“Well Spoken, knowledgeable. and approachable. Chad welcomed any question that I had to better understand the course.”

“Made me feel more comfortable with taking my 901”

“Chad went above and beyond to ensure that the students received the correct information and were prepared to take the certification exams.”

“Last 2 weeks have gone at a good pace. Never felt rushed or that was falling behind.”

“He presented every subject clearly. He make sure that each of us know each of the material.”

“Chad cannot draw to save his life haha. But I know we all enjoyed watching him try. I’m not far through the track but I’m certain he will be my favorite instructor.”

“I have learn alot just by listening to him. He went through each subject very carefully and explain everything to use.”

“Great classroom environment. Chad kept it light and fun which made it easier to learn.”

“He did an excellent job of making sure we got hands on experience. He also went depth with each of the material.”

“I would not change anything.”

“I enjoyed how you broke the questions down”

“I enjoyed the class”

Chris Nuckolls – CSF1 – Evenings

“Chris is awesome. He’s got some serious nerd cred.”

“Great teaching style – really liked the use of humor to keep us engaged.”

“Chris is personable and knowledgeable.”

“This was a great introduction to programming. Showed us some real world examples, but the most important part was the exposure to writing code and how to fix what we’ve coded. We had to think for ourselves in a completely manageable manner, but it did require some self thinking; which I believe is important. +1 Gold star to Chris.”

“Classroom environment was great. Easy learning atmosphere. Lots of participation.”

“Very supportive environment. Help was there when needed, both from instructor and fellow students.”

“Fair…super sharp, interesting guy”

“Outstanding job.”

Week of August 21, 2017

Chris Swatzell – A+ 902 – Days

“Chris is the Man!”

“Finished A+ 901 in two weeks!?! Training was great, and the final lab was awesome.”

Matt Neilsen – A+ 901 – Days (STL)

“A lot is accomplished. Makes for a nice environment”

“It was pretty neat.”

Chris Nuckolls – CSF1 – Days (Jon Lindley Co-Teach)

“Chris was incredibly helpful in giving explanations to my questions that specifically addressed the issues i was having in understanding subject matter. Additionally, I greatly appreciate the frequent real world examples given to show us not only the context of what we were working on but in the context of after we graduate and have coding jobs.”

“Both of our instructors were very knowledgeable and helpful during the week of training. They answered all questions with concern that we understood what was going on, and they used professionalism and care with some that were not able to keep up. They made it fun and informational. This class was great.”

“Chris and Jon have done a great job so far taking time to stop and explain. The overall temper in the room has been great, They work to keep us relaxed between mods.”

“Would rate a “10” if it were possible.”

“The computers were efficient and the network was well. The teachers were able to explain the tools and the environment to make sure that we were comfortable.”

“The content was well written and able to be understood. Obviously for many of this it is new material, but the material was still able to be explained and understood.”

Jerrod Wilson – IT PRO 1 – Days

“Jerrod’s great.”

“Just enough intervention to promote learning, and less reliance on the “Easy Way” by asking the instructor for every answer.”

“Jerrod is knowledgable and able to articulate the process in a way that seems less intimidating.”

“Jerrod had no problem reiterating things that we learned earlier in the track, and he was great at filling in gaps of knowledge that may have been missed earlier.”

Caleb George – PSP – Days

“I truly enjoyed this class. It gave me a new easier tool to accomplish a given task. It was made enjoyable by completing actions in a fun environment so that it wasn’t dry.”

“Caleb did a great job showing and telling us PowerShell. He made everything really interactive and easy to understand. I enjoyed the week a lot.”

Eric Reid – DVPRO2 – Eves

“Eric Reid was very helpful as usual.”

Hai Hilvitz – WS3 – Eves

“Great Teacher”

Week of August 28, 2017

Chad Johnson – A+SRV – Days

“Chad was an outstanding instructor and made learning the material not only easier but more effective and fun”

“Chad was an outstanding instructor. All the knowledge Chris taught us in the past two weeks, he reviewed with us, and if there were any uncertainties he showed us different ways to think about it. He kept the instructions light and comedic in a way to provide memorable moments that will forever be associated with “The Chad”. This week was a good break, and a nice review after the amount we learned in the last two weeks.”

“Chad by far is a great instructor, his ability to “dumb things down” provides the students to learn the material in an easier format. Not only does he get the material to the students but he makes learning it a fun process.”

“Chad is awesome, we need more Chad.”

“He explained how dumb he was when he started which helped my self confidence.”

“I enjoyed the energy level and outside the box take on teaching.”

“Super funny guy, and he was really good at dumbing things wayyyyy down.”

Chris Nuckolls – CSF2 – Days

“Chris has done an excellent job reminding all of us that we need to keep pushing though. Repetition is the key to full understanding. As we’ve had issues hes worked hard to further dumb down answers to a level we can understand until we have it”

“Chris always made sure our technical questions were explained and really helped out by giving real world context and examples.”

“Chris does a great job of keeping his students engaged. He applies the teaching to real life examples, and uses the material to help us gain knowledge and understanding for our jobs to come.”

“Makes content fun to learn.”

“The class was the right size, and the equipment functioned as needed.”

“The content was very well written and presented greatly.”

Matt Neilsen – A+ 902 – Days (STL)

“By far best teacher ive ever had”

“He is pretty neat.”

“Helpful, professional, overall good dude”

Jeff DeMaranville – DATA – Days

“Keeps the class moving without letting anyone fall behind”

Jeff Overhaug – LX – Days

“Great attitude and knew his information.”

“The lessons were done well”

“Training content was good, the use of VMs are a great way to get hands on.”

Chuck Wieners – MVC3 – Days

“Chuck is a great instructor. He is very knowledgeable on the course materials and always offers helpful insights into extended functionality/application of the material.”

Jerrod Wilson – ITPRO2 – Days

“Jerrod is the best instructor you can ask for, for project”

Chris Dunbar – A+ 902 – Evenings

“He presented the subject very well.”

“Very productive. Learn alot in his class.”

Derek Duderstadt – CSF – Evenings

“Answered questions in detail, but was also able to relate the content outside of coding. Made it a lot easier to pick things up.”

“Derek is a great instructor! He is very encouraging and supportive. He made sure we understood concepts well and frequently reviewed the material with helpful questions.”

“Great instructor, helpful and truly utilized clarity when explaining or troubleshooting”

“Great job, Derek! Thanks.”

“Derek care sooooo much and genuinely enjoys teaching this material. He took alot of time beyond class to help me and would check and see what my thoughts and feeling were as we went. FANTASTIC JOB!!!!”

“Again, great job, went through a great deal of content very quickly. The simple nature of the course creates a high learning curve, but I never felt overwhelmed or left behind”

“Enjoyed this block.”