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Classroom Experience - September 2019

Week of September 2, 2019

Eric Reid – MVC4: Distributed Computing – Days

“Love the enthusiasm and knowledge!”

“It was great”

Chuck Wieners – MVC2: MVC & Data Integration – Days

“I feel like this week the content was a lot easier to retain as it didn’t feel like overkill. The instructor was very thorough and accurate with information provided. And any road blocks we ran hit he looked into and let us know the next day what the issue was. This is greatly appreciated so we can see how he tackles the debugging process.”

James Caldwell – Front-End Development 1 – Days

“James is a great instructor.”

“James knows a ton about HTML and CSS! He has provided so many great real-world examples to help us build good habits and understand how we may be using these technologies in the future.”

“I struggled at every step but James answered all of my questions and was very patient and helpful.”

“This is a great place to learn and work on programming!”

“I wouldn’t change anything.”

Steven Russell – Networking Fundamentals 1 – Days

“Steve did an outstanding job of presenting the information in a clear concise manner, and then challenging the class to use the training given.”

“Very knowledgeable of the subject matter.”

“He was very good with the way he kept everyone interacted in the discussion. I enjoy his teaching style and the way he’s able to help get the point across to each individual.”

“Instructor really took his time and made sure everyone was understanding and on the same page.”

“The instructor made sure everyone understood and did 1-1 time to check work and understanding.”

“Keeps topics interesting. Keeps students engaged.”

“Introductory was awesome”

David Ray – Help Desk Fundamentals 1 – Evenings

“Dave was an outstanding teacher and made the course very easy to understand. Excited to have him as an instructor again.”

“Very helpful and always answers any questions a student may have!”

“Took literally every question asked, and made sure concepts were understood before moving on.”

“Great hands-on experience”

Week of September 9, 2019

Chad Johnson – Security+ – Days

“Chad would read the technical definitions and then, tell us how he learned and understood the material. That method helped me a lot.”

“Chad is my favorite instructor. He’s very professional, gives great analogies, answers every question presented to him, and keeps the atmosphere friendly.”

Steven Russell – Networking Fundamentals 2 – Days

“Thanks for a great week!”

“Mr. Russel is a pleasure to have as a teacher.”

“enjoy the dry humor and trying to make the lecture not as boring.”

“Steve was very competent and helped prepare the class as a whole for networking and the Net+ certification”

“Steve managed to teach what I felt like the entire curriculum with a holiday in the beginning and managed to have everything stick with us.”

“Fantastic learning environment.”

Frank Pflumm – Systems & Security Career Foundations – Days

“Pflumm is a great teacher he tries to relate the lessons back to something in his experiences”

“Pflumm is an amazing professor who is both very knowledgeable and very personable! He is very passionate about Centriq and his students.”

“ALWAYS brings real-life examples and experiences into his lectures. It’s very refreshing.”

“Instructor is very knowledgeable, well-spoken and always had real-life examples”

“Great job of always following up the new subject matter with real-world experiences. It keeps things fresh and it makes the material easier to relate to. Never feel bored or like I don’t need to learn about what is being discussed.”

“Our instructor made the environment really relaxed and made it feel welcome to be here and motivated. His background and real-world experience related to scenarios.”

“I really enjoyed the class and had absolutely no problems. I actually enjoyed coming to school every morning because of the great environment.”

“Really like taking this class I have learned a lot within the week I have taken it.”

“Very personable and explained any classroom content in an easy and effective way to understand.”

“Pflumm creates a great classroom environment that encourages participation. He genuinely cares for his students and wants them to succeed.”

“I like the classrooms”

“Great way to ease into the program. I would not change anything.”

“I wouldn’t change anything I think that there is a reason for everything we did and it complemented what we learning for the week.”

“I would not change a thing every flowed and went good together.”

Jeff DeMaranville – Full Stack Web Developer Project Week 1 – Days

“Very knowledgeable – always giving helpful hints and tips to guide us in the right direction. Calm, cool, and collected so that we don’t get too stressed over the upcoming project presentation”

Eric Reid – MVC 3: Advanced MVC – Days

“This instructor was very helpful in connecting all of the previous MVC courses together. The instructor reviewed topics over and over helping them stick better. Also, he taught in a way that I could retain the material better.”

James Caldwell – Front-End Development Part 2 – Days

“James did great this week! I also really appreciated hearing that he took the feedback from last week to heart and wants to do really well for us. There were some times when he said that he would need to look something up, but who wouldn’t need to in our world? Good job this week.”

“You did a FANTASTIC job this week! All of the answers you provided were easy to follow and got straight to the point. Also, it’s very easy to tell that you know what you’re talking about.”

“enjoyed this week”

“The technology is super helpful and the environment is comfortable to work in.”

“Nothing to change enjoyed the process.”

“Honestly, I don’t know if I would change anything. This week was great.”

Chris Dunbar – Networking Fundamentals 1 – Days (STL)

“materials in the course was well thought, and well explained fro understanding”

“Chris is boisterous, engaging, and patient. He is an instructor of the finest quality.”

“very much educational and well thought by the instructor”

“I cannot think of a way to improve the course content. This week has been full of information.”

“I would not change the training content and the content was presented extraordinarily well.”

Caleb George – Windows Server Administration 2 – Evenings

“Knowledgeable and very helpful. Punctual and reliable!”

“Thank you for the in-depth knowledge and patience to help out .”

“Great teaching and knowledge of the course”

“Very professional and on track”

Week of September 16, 2019

Chris Dunbar (Adam Jurotich Co-Teach) – Networking Fundamentals 2 – Days (STL)

“Adam is very competent. He obviously knows about this subject matter.”

“Adam did an excellent job, especially considering he is still in training.”

“The content was perfect and exceeded expectations.”

Steven Russell – PowerShell Programming for System Administration – Days

“Steven was great!”

“Thanks for a great week!”

“Steve was able to answer most questions that were asked or was able to ask someone more knowledgeable about the question asked.”

“The training was a great introduction to Powershell. Now, I want more.”

“This course moved at a good pace for the content.”

Chad Johnson – Help Desk Fundamentals 1 – Days

“Chad was really knowledgeable in what he was saying”

“Chad provides a great classroom environment. He cares for his students and takes his time ensuring each and everyone gets the information. He made the week very enjoyable and had fun teaching us. I very much enjoyed his class!”

“Chad was very nice and very knowledgeable about what we were doing!”

“You did great, I really enjoyed this class and have learned a lot! Thank you!”

“Chad is a great instructor he’s always there if you need help with he’s there to help in any way”

“Instructor took the time to show and ensured that everyone was on the same page with the material covered.”

“very knowledgeable. takes complex situations/things and simplifies them down”

“Chad was very knowledgeable in all the content he taught and taught in a way that every student could understand. When someone in class didn’t understand he would stop so that student didn’t fall behind. I also appreciated that when we were doing labs he wouldn’t help every time we were stuck on a problem so we had to figure it out on our own.”

“very good environment. real-world application and examples plus troubleshooting”

“Mr. Johnson made it fun to learn.”

“I would not change a thing. Mr. Johnson made the class fun and good at explaining the content of the class.”

“it was a fun coarse the labs were informative and he allowed for a lot of time to work on our network”

Chuck Wieners – Advanced C# Review & Technical Interview Prep – Evenings

“Chuck by far has been the best at explaining processes and real-world applications of these processes.”

“Chuck is fantastic when it comes to being available for answering questions or providing assistance when needed.”

“Excellent instructor, very helpful and extremely knowledgeable.”

“Hands-on mini-labs and labs are the BEST. Thank you!!! We’ve been missing that in some of the other classes.”

Frank Pflumm – Help Desk Fundamentals 2 – Evenings

“Great instructor! Always insures students know the material that is being learned. Helpful and kind!”

“As always, great instructor. Please, keep in touch.- Assad”

“Pflumm is a stud.”

Week of September 23, 2019

Chad Johnson – Linux Administration – Days

“great job. like his teaching style.”

“Chad is a good instructor who keeps us engaged.”

“Chad remains one of my favorite instructors here, mixing humor with down to earth instruction. He’ll get here early and stay late for you”

“Very great instructor. Keep keeping it real. Like instructor challenges.”

Chris Nuckolls – C# Fundamentals Part 1 – Days

“Good job!”


“Great Instructor”

Steven Russell – Help Desk Fundamentals 2 – Days

“Steve provided an awesome classroom environment. He made sure everyone understood the material and took the extra time to ensure that we did. Very great instructor!”

“The instructor is very knowledgeable in what he brought to the classroom environment.”

“Steve as an instructor was very knowledgeable in all the content he taught. Anytime I wanted to stay behind and continue to learn he was more than happy to and went above and beyond.”

“You did awesome and I really enjoyed having you as an instructor. Thank you for your in-depth responses to all my questions.”


Jenna Beckett – Front-End Frameworks (React) – Days

“I appreciate the energy and the assistance Jenna provides to class and outside of class. Any questions I had and she didn’t know the answer to she got back to me fairly quickly. All in all the classroom experience was phenomenal. And I learn a lot from this instructor.”

“Jenna is a great all-around teacher. She explains difficult content very clearly, which makes it easier for us. She’s super patient. I feel very encouraged to speak up when I don’t understand things.”

Jeff DeMaranville – DATA – Days

“Answered questions clearly, very knowledgeable about subject”

“In all honesty, Jeff has to be the best teacher I’ve ever had. He answers the questions thoughtfully, speaks at a very nice pace, and it gives off this sort of “hey if you’re struggling with this, don’t worry about it. Everything’s gonna be great” vibe.”

“Jeff is an incredible instructor! He does a very good job of answering questions and explaining things.”

“You always seemed to answer questions in a manner that wasn’t overwhelming but still informative. Your giving us brief peeks into what we will be doing never felt like I was hearing another language. It felt like I understood what you meant could happen and I could figure out the steps myself”

“I really loved the blend you had between both being on topic and having a bit of joking fun.”

“Offered a lot of resources, related it back to the real world, gave us some challenging content”

“I’m not sure if I would change anything. This is my first time using SQL, and I loved it!”

Chris Dunbar – PowerShell Programming for System Administration – Days (STL)

“very much pleased with the instruction, patiently going through every line of scripts with a real-world explanation.”

“Chris is very knowledgeable. I appreciated that after teaching on a subject, he didn’t walk us through our labs; he let us make mistakes, let us figure out how to solve them, and only stepped in if we really didn’t understand what to do.”

“Chris is just so enthusiastic and is passionate about what he teaches. His analogies help me understand things in a way I never would have before. His explanations on anything he talks about is extraordinary. Having Adam with us as well was very nice and he helped where he could. I think Adam will be a great teacher.”

Jeff Overhaug – Windows System Administration 3 – Evenings

“Jeff is an amazing instructor. Very professional, courteous, and kind. He is knowledgeable in the subject matter at hand.”

“Great work and communication with the students.”

“Jeff did great”


Week of September 30, 2019

Chris Nuckolls – C# Fundamentals Part 2 – Days

“my instructor help me allot what everything I need.”

“Hands down one of the best instructors I’ve had. Always willing to help, answer the question, or take the time to either get someone caught up or just to challenge yourself. Keep up the great work. Besides myself, I think that my classmates would agree that our lives, futures, and careers, have changed for the better and will continue to do so. So Thank you!”

“I like the environment my co-students are great to work whit very helpfully”

Eric Reid – Advanced C# Review & Technical Interview Prep – Days

“I feel the instructor is very knowledgeable and helps involve the whole class. I learn very well from this instructor.”

Frank Pflumm – Networking Fundamentals 1 – Days (FIRST TEACH)

“Pflumm did grate for it being his first time on this teach.”

“Frank was a great instructor for this week. He showed how dedicated he was to us, students. That dedication just reaffirmed that I made the correct decision when choosing Centriq.”

“I know this was your first time teaching this class but I really think you did well. I felt like I was informed well on what to study. Thank you!”

“I wouldn’t change anything”

James Caldwell – MVC 1: Introduction to MVC – Days (FIRST TEACH)

“You did a fantastic job this week – even with this being your first time teaching MVC!”

“Everything was amazing, nothing to complain about.”

“Great job this week, I know you were presenting this material for the first time and you powered through it.”

“He did an excellent job this week”

“You encouraged us and helped us through the problems. I loved the humor you added, which was needed with the overwhelming amount of new information we were given. Just laughing helped get through it. You did a great job this time of giving enough explanation but not so much that it overwhelms people. Also great job with answering the questions this week.”

“I wouldn’t change it!”

“I wouldn’t change anything”

“Loved the entire process, even if my mind broke during the first day.”

Jeff Overhaug – Windows System Administration 1 – Days

“Mr. Overhaug did a great job of presenting the information. He allows the students to independently work on the new skills, but also very helpful when needed.”

“Classroom environment was Great!”

Adam Jurotich – System & Security Career Foundation – Days (STL) (FIRST TEACH)

“Great teacher. He gets everything across in a very easy way to understand and is someone who is very approachable and easy to talk to.”

“Really well structured and well taught”

“Adam is an amazing teacher. He took time to answer all questions, and clearly went over material.”

“Instructor is very receptive and adaptive to the environment.”

“Very good with knowledge of subject matter and using real-world experiences as examples of the subject matter. Very open when answering a person’s questions to help the rest of the class understand the answer also.”

“Really great environment from both students and teacher. Very harmonious all around and Adam kept the energy levels up at all times while helping anyone who was struggling very efficiently.”

“The classroom is smaller sized, making questions easier to be answered.”

“Very nice environment with helpful tools to enhance the learning experience.”

“I honestly couldn’t find anything to improve on, very well-paced, keeping everyone up to speed on what we learn. Daily class tests to see how well we retained previous knowledge.”

“The flow overall was great and I feel that I really got the building blocks for the course down thanks to the effectiveness of Adam’s teaching and daily reinforcement of base concepts.”

Jon Lindley – C# Fundamentals Part 2 – Days (STL)

“Same as last week. I was able to stay enthralled even when my mind wasn’t wanting to cooperate.”

“Very patient and understanding”

“It’s the same as last week. For such a hard class I was able to continue and push forward in better in class than at home.”

“I wouldn’t want to change anything.”