"This was one of the most impressive instructors I've ever had (either as an undergrad at Sarah Lawrence, a grad student at Harvard, a med student at Einstein, or a psych resident at NYU). He's very knowledgeable, approachable, encouraging, enthusiastic, and his lectures in and of themselves could constitute a textbook in the vein of Robert McKee's Story or Lajos Egri's Principles of Dramatic Writing."
"The teacher was one of the great teachers of my life (including my Yale professors!). He takes such tremendous care with each submission—it's as if he were preparing the students' novels for publication himself!"
"The instructor is great! I did not look up at the clock at all. The lectures and exercises were so enjoyable, I did not even think seven hours had passed."
"I could not have expected more from an instructor. She was not only skilled and knowledgeable in the subject matter, but she paid a level of attention to the needs of each student that is seldom found in an instructor in any venue."
"The teacher was absolutely fantastic! His feedback was detailed, constructive, and encouraging. His lessons were informative, easy to follow, and so very entertaining. Finally, his sense of humor is priceless. I have a great deal of respect and admiration for him."
"The instructor's lectures were well crafted, and he expanded on his ideas throughout the week. The notebook assignments were extremely useful in fleshing out the characters in my book, and establishing a trigger for their conduct in my plot. But above all that, his comments on my work were stellar, he helped me to understand what I was writing, and motivated me to keep going."
"The instructor had an almost uncanny ability to spot the key elements necessary to make a good story great."
"I've never encountered such a giving instructor who can give 150% all the time. She went the extra mile, and I do mean mile, to give us a clear understanding of the genre. She was GREAT."
"The instructor was knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and able to give insightful, tactful, and supportive critiques of our writing. I am always impressed by the quality of your teachers."
"The teacher is stellar!"
"The teaching is some of the very best I have ever experienced. Far superior to much of what was given to me in graduate school or seminary. The teacher is gifted, gracious, patient, perceptive, and makes the craft accessible and doable."
"The instructor was very personable and gave intellectually stimulating lectures. He is one of the most exceptionally talented instructors I have ever encountered and that includes my college experience."
"Our instructor was one of the most patient, thorough, and articulate teachers I've ever had. The amount of work she tackled—and the way she tackled it—was astounding. True grace under pressure."
"The instructor was one of the most articulate teachers I've had on any subject. She was also perceptive and highly intuitive. She was able to illuminate strengths and weaknesses in my writing with precision. She obviously cares about writing and about giving others the tools that will enable them to experience the rewards of writing something well."
Lisa M. Maranto
"The instructor was amazing. She was always positive, insightful, encouraging, and tremendously knowledgeable. She pushed us to do more than we believed we could and gave us the benefit of both the breadth and the depth of her knowledge, understanding, and experience of the craft."