"Barry puts his whole heart into teaching"
I took my first water damage restoration and carpet repair class with Barry about 14 years ago. Barry is truly the best instructor, teacher, and human being I’ve just about met. He puts his whole heart into teaching his students. Barry is by far the best teacher I’ve ever had in my life including my college professors.
"I will NEVER forget the experience and feeling of security this class provided"
Since I was a child, I have struggled with math. I was unable to read, solve, and understand equations. Literally 2 days in Barry’s class blessed me with this skill. I have been insecure and ashamed of my inability to comprehend math. Barry has truly changed the way I look at myself and solidified the direction to go with my business. I have a newfound confidence in my capabilities and intelligence. This instructor treated me with understanding and care. Not sympathy or empathy. Mr. Costa extended a true helping hand to me. Not only for my career but my life. I thank God for putting Mr. Costa and Carol in my path. I will NEVER forget the experience and feeling of security this class provided me.
"You poured out your knowledge"
Literally everyone in our office vouched that YOU were the one I wanted to teach this class, and I needed to move whatever else I had going on so I could participate when you were scheduled to teach. So I did. For four solid days, you poured your industry knowledge out on us. In most cases you provided a fun little mnemonic trick or song to help the information stick. You taught the concepts of the trade, the art of the process, and the math and science behind the how. I never felt like an outsider or that the information was beyond my reach. When I sat for the IICRC test, I felt prepared and calm. Armed with the ditties and rhymes to guide me.
"Barry is the best"
I took the water restoration class to learn about the industry and Barry did exactly that. He taught it in a natural way easy to understand and very hands on with the things I had issues with helping me after class. He taught more than just the business. He informed us on how to speak with adjusters how to handle customers to make them feel as comfortable as possible. Gave us knowledge beyond just the test. Barry is the best.
Thank you for your compassion, outstanding teaching (instructing) abilities and passion for the subject matter. I did not believe that I would enjoy learning the specifics of water restoration. However, you have completely refuted that belief! :-)
"It was an absolute honor"
It was an absolute honor to be a part of the WRT class led by Barry Costa! Barry’s unique ability to connect with each student, both personally and professionally, made learning fun, engaging, and uplifting. You not only receive a high level education from Barry, you also gain an invaluable professional resource to support you and your company after class is over. His teaching techniques make it easy to see why he is so well regarded as an instructor.
"I cannot praise you enough"
I cannot praise you enough for your terrific instructing in the last WRT course, I had the privilege to attend! I also praised you during my IICRC Certified Firms Webinar I presented on 11/5/20. You did amazing, and the students and I really appreciate it!!!
"Full of confidence for the test"
Thanks for helping me get my paperwork figured out & being such a great teacher! I was really worried about falling behind, however you made it very easy to catch up to the rest of the class. I’ve never been in a class where the teacher creates such a strong & personal connection. On Monday I’ll be full of confidence for this test. Once again, THANK YOU!