Kathy was exceptional in her instruction of this class. She seemed to anticipate many questions before they were asked and therefore the answers were built into the lessons. Her attention to detail and thorough explanations/delivery made it certain for students to fully grasp not only the "how's" but the "why's" of what we were doing and seeing (I loved the video accompaniments included with the lessons!) I will be enrolling in her other classes."
I learned quite a bit in a relatively short period of time. I enjoyed Kathy's teaching style, and I especially liked the short instructional videos included in the lessons."
Kathy really went out and gave great instruction on the topic material. She was well-prepared for this course. Any help that is given online, through Microsoft, etc., she knew the links that are applicable to the specific lessons. Thank you, Kathy."
Kathy Van Pelt is a very dynamic instructor who is apparently highly skilled and knowledgeable in the area. I felt like I was sitting in the classroom while reading her lessons. She quickly and appropriately responded to questions in such a way that did not make me feel silly, especially when the answer to my question was extensively discussed in a previous lesson! I would definitely recommend her and the keyboarding class to others."
This class was very informative and will be very beneficial for creating interesting presentations. The possibilities are endless. Kathy Van Pelt was an excellent instructor. I particularly found the video which explained how to modify animation in lesson 11 and the additional training session "Get Visual with SmartArt graphics" at the Microsoft training website (in lesson 6) very helpful. Kathy taught this class step-by-step which was easy to follow and understand. She also answered questions in a timely manner. The supplementary material was also useful for expanding the lessons that Kathy taught. This was the first on-line class that I have taken and I shall take others to learn new skills."
I started into this course with only the barest knowledge of PowerPoint and only slightly more with Excel, so it was a real stretch to try to master all the various levels of what PowerPoint offers. But Kathy Van Pelt explained things so well that it wasn't necessary to write a number of questions to her. If a person just read carefully and found the icons, tabs, etc., on the screen as she explained things, it made sense. Thank you, Kathy. I appreciate your effort and the vast insight you used to make each lesson informational without being overwhelming. I enjoyed the class a great deal -- amazing since computer stuff is not a natural skill for me."
The instructor’s instructions were very clear and I was able to follow along without any problems. I liked the videos as well. The class was a lot more fun than I thought it would be. I really liked it. Thanks, Kathy!"
I really appreciate all the correspondence to and from the instructor. The extra resource suggestions and online step-by-step tutorials were also helpful. I especially enjoyed learning about all the animation and sound effects you could create with PowerPoint 2010. It is a great program. The instructor was very quick to respond to my questions and comments and encouraged course participation. Although the course was online, she made you feel more like you were in person. I would definitely refer others to take this course or any other courses offered by Kathy Van Pelt. Thank you being so thorough and helpful throughout this course. I really enjoyed it."
Kathy, thank you for teaching this course. Your tips, resources and study materials were very helpful. I would recommend this course to anyone seeking to improve accuracy and/or speed. This course and the program software is designed for both. For anyone who wishes to type from reading materials without looking at the fingers, then I would suggest taking this course. This course really works! From the first lesson and after many years, I broke that habit. I had fun learning. I will never look at my fingers again! Take the course. It's worth every
I have gained so much confidence in my typing now that I have taken this class. There were weeks when I didn't believe practice would help - but indeed it did. I've tried other typing courses (books, etc.) but this is the only method that stuck!!! Thank you so much, Kathy!!!"