You conveyed all of the course information in such a way that not only did you hold both of our attention throughout the entire time but delivered it in a way that we understood and retained the important information. To do this for a 13 year old and a 47 year old at the same time is quite impressive. I will refer you to all of my friends and family. Great job and again Thank You.
Steve (Southbury, CT)
Kathy (Sandy Hook, CT)
Alyssa (North Branford, CT)
Your teaching abilities, and leadership truly showed yesterday. When you looked around the class room and saw ages from 10 years old up to 50 years old, I was amazed at how well you were able to relate to the entire class, make us feel comfortable, relaxed, and engaged the entire time.
Too often I am sure you hear the bad experiences and never get a chance to truly know how you did as a facilitator in these kinds of settings. Yesterday was truly remarkable and I felt it was necessary to take 5 minutes out of my day to commend your teaching ability and recognize those individuals who show passion in an activity they love so much.
Please don’t change a thing with your style of teaching. I can assure you that everyone in that class yesterday left feeling confident, relieved, informed, entertained, and a little excited to finally get a chance at the open waters.
Again, thank you for yesterday and thank you for what you do in informing us of safety comes first.
Amy (Granby, CT)
Thanks again, you were great yesterday. I'm a lawyer and every year I have to take about 12 hours of continuing education classes -- your style was far better than most of the teachers for the legal classes I have taken over the past 20 years. As I think you know, I took the class with my 14-year old son, 22-year old niece and 55-year old friend, and everyone not only enjoyed the class but they each said that your style and sense of humor helped them to pay attention and get much more out of the class than they otherwise would have. I'll definitely recommend you to anyone I know who plans to take the course.
Thanks again and all the best. Ed
Justine (Westbrook, CT)
A drawback of the process is that I, like most others, rushed out of class after receiving our grade given the long hours without having the chance to properly thank you.
It was an EXCELLENT class thanks to YOU! I knew nothing about boating prior. I pursued my license because my boyfriend has two seadoos and wanted me to join him on weekends, which I was readily eager to do. My family will be proud as my dad, uncle and grandpa were lake boaters. In any event I learned a ton and would like both of my kids to take the class next regardless of whether they want to be boaters or not, but because of the education on safety and how important that is in life.
I also loved that you spoke from the personal perspective of a parent. Makes it very relatable. Safety first. Thank you for your time and constant energy today. I really enjoyed the class!
The Richardson Family (Waterford, CT)
Adrien & Cassandra (Waterbury, CT)
Jonathan (New Milford, CT)
Susan (Wallingford, CT)
Roger (Sharon, CT)
My thanks back to you for an enjoyable and informative class!
I grew up spending every weekend (without exception) offshore with my dad and brother. When our family later moved from Long Island to Florida we made the trip aboard our old wooden boat, just for the adventure of it. Needless to say my boating and navigational skills were well-honed back in those days.
Those memories faded over the past 30+ years while living out in Colorado. But now that my wife and I moved to Connecticut I'm really looking forward to getting my sea legs back. Your course, with all of its welcome emphasis on preparedness and safety is a literal lifesaver, especially for an "old salt" like me,
Can't thank you enough and hope to see you out on the water!
Pete (Naugatuck, CT)