|SQL Programming Language (INFO1-CE9272) - Summer 2022|
Hi Professor Sultan
Although we still have one session remaining, I wanted to thank you so very much for such an informative and engaging semester. I truly feel that I have gotten a strong understanding for not just SQL language but also for database design and background. Your lectures, notes, and exercises (along with the database) extremely helpful. Thank you again!
|Introduction to Java (INFO1-CE9238) - Summer 2019|
(deleted)... Needless to say that you are a VERY good teacher in the 5 category. I would really like to take another class with you as old concepts comes to life and new one gets clearly explained when you teach. It was a pleasure to attend your classes.
|SQL Programming Language (INFO1-CE9272) - Summer 2019|
Hi Professor Sultan,
Thanks for sending this to me and for a fantastic class. I went in knowing essentially nothing about SQL and hoped to learn half as much as I did over the past several weeks! Thank you for a fantastic class; I'll definitely keep practicing to continue to build upon the foundation you have helped me develop.
Thanks for teaching a great class. I had been trying to learn SQL online for a 2-3 years and it all came together while preparing for the final exam. This past week I re-did the queries in your lecture notes and homework, so the exam questions were familiar, and now I finally get it.
Have a good weekend,
Dear Prof Sam,
I hope this email finds you well. It has been a long time since I finished my graduate study in Management and Systems in 2016. I enjoyed every bit of interaction and learning from you, and most importantly, we have made it at the end! You are one of the professors I admired the most while I studied at NYU.
Although when I look back to the past couple years I feel the accomplishment, the story certainly does not end here. Just like you, I believe learning and growing is a continuous process in our life and it never ends. We follow our passion for what we love to do. For me, I found my passion for learning, teaching, and entrepreneurship. After discussing with my family, I decided to go back to school once again to pursue another master degree in Computer Science.
Thank you for everything
|Java - Graduate Course @ Columbia University (BUSI-PS4007) - Fall 2018|
Dear Professor Sultan,
Thank you so much for teaching me Java course in the past semester! I fall in love with these interesting and complex tricks. Not only the course, but also the philosophy you insert in the teaching makes me feel blessed for having you in the past 2018.
Happy New Year and wish you a wonderful honey moon with your wife.
Dear Professor Sultan,
My name is Qing Wang(qw2292), a student from our Java class in Columbia University this semester.
I just want to thank you for giving us such a great class --- I really love your humorous and inspiring style of teaching!
It's very attractive to me. Thank you for providing us with those well-organized notes, as well as the JavaTester,
they are of great help to my learning.
Hope to be your student again in the future! :)
Thank you again and merry Christmas!
This is Bingjun Zhou(bz2341). Thank you so much for your continuously inspiring and enlightening lectures. And I'm really honored to get your acquaintance. I've actually audited your Java class 3 or 4 times last semester. Your lecture style is really attractive by your thorough and deep-going explanations. I didn't have enough credits for Java last semester and had to give it up at that time. But it's just too good to pass up, so I selected it this semester.
I'm currently working for BOC as a quant to develop some neural networks used in anti-money-laundering field. My boss strongly suggests Java to be used as the tool. I really look forward to learning more from you given available opportunities, sir!
Thank you, sir! And good night!
|Data Warehousing & Data Mining - Graduate Course (MACY1-GC3510) - Fall 2018|
My name is Boyeong Eom. I was in our Data Mining and Data Warehousing class for in the first session this semester. I just want to say thank you for the materials you taught in class. I had an interview with Deloitte and they asked me technical questions and I was able to answer them based on what you taught in the class! (Schema, sql, aggregate functions, etc.) And I got an offer from them yetsterday!
I just want to send you a quick thank you note for giving me an opportunity to learn about such helpful and essential materials.
Thank you again and enjoy the rest of your day!
|Data Warehousing & Data Mining - Graduate Course (MACY1-GC3510) - Spring 2017|
Dear Professor Sultan,
Good evening, I am a student of MS 2016 fall. Hope I'm not disturbing you such a late time.
My concentration is Database Technology, I want to register for your class MASY1-GC 3510 - Data Mining and Data Warehousing. I have noticed that there is one class which is available during summer semester, but I might not be in NYC during summer semester because of internship. So I was wondering if you have any class in 2017 fall semester? And I really want to register for your in-person class.
Here is the thing. I have heard a lot about you before I came to NYU. Yes, when I was in China. One of my friend was your student in 2015, and she told me that you were so good at teaching. It is safe to say that you are the key reason for me to come here and major in MS. So I really want to register to one of your in-person classes. Could you please tell me when would you have class which is open to us in 2017 fall? Or maybe summer semester would be the unique choice?
Thank you so much for your patience. And look forward to your soonest reply!
|Introduction to Java (INFO1-CE9238) - Fall 2016|
Dear Professor Sultan,
It's been two weeks since the end of Java. I've started to miss having those classes with you.
Thank you very much again. I appreciate your help along the way. Please keep me informed of your future classes if possible, as I am interested in learning with you.
Hope you have a great holiday!
|Database Technologies for Web Applications - Graduate Course (MASY1-GC3540) - Fall 2016|
Thank you for the prompt grading and comments on the final exam.
I wanna take this opportunity to thank you for this amazing course. I have learned the most technical skills and attitude from your courses than any other ones I have had! I really like your step by step approach in teaching. Hope to continue to have access to the resources and the server so that I may practice on my own in the future.
All the best,
Thank you so much for teaching us the technology stuff and the attitude towards dealing with technology in this class and data mining and data warehouse class. I can feel that you really put a lot effort on teaching and making sure we understand. I really appreciate it.
I think you are the best professor in my graduate study, since you can present an abstract concept, such as cookie, in a visual way to make understanding easier. And from this class, I have corrected some misunderstandings about database. Thanks a lot!
|Java 2 Week Intensive (INFO1-CE9226) - Summer 2016|
Thank you. I learned so much from this class. You taught us an immense amount of information and I'm quite amazed at how you did it and explained everything in such a condensed period of time. Also, your notes and code examples are an invaluable resource that will provide a great foundation for me to dive straight into practicing and developing my programming skills. I am honestly very excited about this. Here's the exam. Take care, and thanks again.
Dear Professor Sultan:
Thank you for imparting a huge amount of information to me and my classmates during the last two weeks. You did a superb job.
|SQL Programming Language (INFO1-CE9272) - Spring 2016|
Thank you for such a great class - you made it more interesting than I could have hoped! I have done the evaluation and said the same thing.
With much gratitude,
|Introduction to Java (INFO1-CE9238) - Fall 2014|
I am enjoying your Intro to Java course very much and would be interested in taking Java 1 with you. Please let me know if you will be teaching the course soon.
Was just wondering if you would be teaching Java 1 next semester? Loving the intro class, but it was a bit expensive for me and only way I'd want to take the other class at NYU and not something self-taught would be if it was with you. Please let me know so I can register asap!
|Introduction to Java (INFO1-CE9238) - Summer 2014|
Dear Professor Sultan,
I took your Intro to Java class this past summer and learned more in that one class than I learned in the following summer and fall semesters elsewhere.
I am very interested in taking your Java I class but did not see it offered at NYU SPS this spring. Do you know when is the next time you will probably teach that class?
|Java I (INFO1-CE9269) - Summer 2014|
I just wanted to send a note thanking you for teaching me Intro to Java and Java 1.
Your teaching style, examples, and notes were extremely helpful in helping me break the barrier to understand object oriented programming. It cannot be easy teaching people who have been at work all day for 3 1/2 hours, but your enthusiasm and knowledge were critical to keep the class engaged.
Darren R Scherer
Thanks ! Great Course. I especially love those organized notes.
I'm thinking I might first take the 2-3 classes I would need to take to get a web development certificate so I won't make the AJAX class next month but hopefully I'll get to it...soon.
|Introduction to Java (INFO1-CE9238) - Summer 2013|
Hi Sam: how are you doing?
After a few classes it has been difficult to find anybody close to your class notes/demos etc. Its always about the professor.
Best, and thanks again
|MySQL with PHP (INFO1-CE9367) - Fall 2013|
Hi Professor Sultan,
...I learned more useful information from your one class than I did from any 2 M.S. classes I took. Thank you so much for all your effort in teaching us PHP/MySQL.
Hi Sam. Hope you're well!
|SQL Programming Language (INFO1-CE9272) - Fall 2013|
Hi Professor Sam,
At this time, I would like to thank you for helping to clarify many of the technical terms learned in the past into easy to understand concepts. I am a firm believer in learning the basic principles behind whatever I was doing. This way of learning has always solidified a good foundation and I was pleased that your teaching methods included concepts first above technical jargons.
Many thanks for making a Saturday class rewarding as well as enjoyable!
Wishing you all the best!
|MySQL with PHP (INFO1-CE9367) - Fall 2012|
Right after I finished your course in Dec., word got out at work that I finished my requirements for a web certificate. I was promoted to a manager position in Jan. But just today, I was promoted again, but this time to a Director position with a decent salary increase and bonus.
You understand what it's like to put kids through college, so perhaps you can appreciate my happiness here in this current economy!
I want to share that happiness and hope this good karma :) comes back to you. I did fill our the NYU instructor survey and said all good things, but I thought I would personally thank you in this case. I have been able to apply my knowledge at work even though I am in programming kindergarten.
I have been wondering a lot lately about the benefits of high standards. (I did mention in the survey that your high standards were the reason that I chose your course.) Maybe there are benefits after all.
All the best,
Thanks for a great class. I really appreciate your thoroughness, comprehensive documentation, and comprehensive preparation when teaching this class. It really should be an example to all other SCPS staff members.
Have a wonderful break with your family!
Warmest regards and of course, Happy Computing!
Jonathan N. Winters
Thanks you Professor!
You are really knowledgeable, and it was really fun! It is always good when you get to be taught by a person who actually likes and enjoys both teaching and the subject.
Thanks for an unbelievably great learning experience. It's been a worthwhile investment in every way.
Hi Sam -
Thank you again for accommodating my schedule and allowing me to miss the last class. I'm upset, though, that I don't get to hear more about object orientation- I really want to build some prototypes! I'll have to figure it out myself I suppose.
I really enjoyed the class, and very much enjoyed you as a teacher.
I'll be sure to write you a great review. I hope I can take some other classes with you in the future.
Thanks again for a great class.
All the best,
|Java 2 Week Intensive (INFO1-CE9226) - Summer 2012|
It was nice meeting you and your wife briefly in Oslo a few months ago.
I hope you are safe with the hurricane coming in.
Last week I met another of your Java-students in Zurich. Lorenz has continued his journey to become Switzerland's best programmer and landed a job at Google Switzerland. He is now taking a course in C++, but complains that his teacher is not of the same caliber as Mr. Sultan.
Lars and Lorenz
Today I picked up my certificate from the office located a 11 W 42nd Street, and I was kindly reminded about the two weeks that I spent at NYU in your class.
I was just sharing my experience with my co-workers, and convincing them about taking your course. I'm so grateful for your instruction, and I'm proud to have learned Java in your class.
Hope all is well with you
Hello Mr. Sultan,
Have a wonderful 4th of July holiday!. I really enjoyed being in your class. You are an excellent instructor and if I will succeed in becoming a good java developer, it would be because you've provided an excellent education for me and everyone in this class.
Thank you very much for all your efforts and the time that you've spent to develop your website and deliver an excellent training product to students.
|SQL Programming Language (INFO1-CE9272) - Summer 2012|
I just wanted to thank you personally for a wonderful SQL class. To make four hours on a summer Saturday fly by like you do is the work of an extraordinary teacher. The course provided excellent advice and the SQL skills I learned will be critical to the success of the current development project I am working on at my law firm.
Again, thanks for a great class!
Respected Mr. Sam,
I wish I'd had a chance to say a proper thank you in person to you for being such a fantastic teacher. I really loved your class and know I learned a ton. You have a way of making dry subjects really interesting.
Thank you for all your hard work. I truly appreciate it.
Thank you the class was amazing class. I learned a lot from it.
Thank you Sam for being a great instructor. Your passion really shows through and your approach is really inspiring. I'm grateful that you can share your knowledge and experience with us.
See you for PHP in the summer!
All the best,
|SQL Programming Language (INFO1-CE9272) - Spring 2012|
Hey Professor Sultan,
This is Mark Raby; I was in your most recent SQL class at NYU (the one whose facial expressions helped direct your class, haha). I just wanted to say thank you for an amazing class, and for empowering me to take my new-found knowledge to the workplace. I was just recently working on some preliminary fiscal year-end reports for Scholastic and noticed some odd trends in our e-mail marketing campaigns. Because of my newly minted expertise in SQL I was able to dig into the back-end of our e-mail marketing software and realized that the customer targeting was not set up properly for one of our largest mailing lists. This is something I would never have been able to figure out on my own had I not taken your class. And had I not taken your class, I would not have been empowered to look into the back end and actually pull up and dissect the very complex SQL Select statement that the company has been using for years. You helped me make a significant change to Scholastic's digital marketing infrastructure, and I cannot thank you enough for that.
I hope to take another of your classes in the very near future. Thanks again.
All the best,
I've taken a few programming classes and this was the first one that gave me confidence in my abilities. I'm a fan of your teaching style, it keeps me awake and thinking. Thanks for a good semester.
Enjoy your holidays!
Many thanks for your hard work and dedication. Special thanks for the well organized notes and abundance of examples.
Regards from Israel,
Just wanted to thank you one more time for an excellent class! This is my second class with you and I can't thank you enough for your work! Your classes are fun, very strongly organized, supplied with a lot of practical material and you teach the most important aspect of any programming language - foundation! Simply brilliant! Thank you!
|Introduction to Java (INFO1-CE9238) - Fall 2011|
I went to evaluate the course, but it seems to have closed at midnight last night. I had typed,
"Sam is an excellent interactive professor. I couldn't fall asleep in his class even if I tried.
He could make basket weaving exciting!" If you can get them to re-open the survey,
I will certainly fill it out again. Feel free to forward this email, if that would help.
Thanks again for an awesome class!
|SQL Programming Language (INFO1-CE9272) - Fall 2011|
This was the best class I've taken with NYU SCPS. I've had some good teachers but none that are as engaging.
Programming tends to be a very dry topic but you (or at least your style) managed to keep things interesting.
Thanks for all the hard work.
Just wanted to say... GREAT class ! Implementing what I have learned already. And thank you for the examples and demos.
THANK YOU !
|Java Basics (INFO1-CE9238) - Summer 2011|
Thank you so much. You are the best teacher that I have ever met.
When I was listening to your lecture, I felt that I was "playing" with Java.
I believe that no teacher can make Java programming such an interesting thing.
Hope to be your student again.^^
|Database Technologies for Web Applications - Graduate Course (MASY1-GC3540) - Summer 2011|
I wanted to personally thank you for a terrific class this semester. While it was a bit overwhelming because of how compressed the semesters are, I feel like I was able to learn a great deal and understand the potential of PHP and MySQL. I always had an interest in web designing but was never able to teach myself what I needed to know. Whether it was lack of motivation, not understanding the conceptual ideas, or time. However, after taking this class, I am now able to grasp ideas much faster and easier and feel like I can get back into web designing. Thanks again for a great class and if possible, I hope to keep you as a reference.
|Java Basics (X52.9238/Y12.1007) - Spring 2011|
Professor Sultan, you are probably among the best teachers I have ever had. Overall, the course was excellent. I thought that the class was well organized. The notes were excellent and were easy to follow and understand. I used them as a benchmark for my preparation and learning of the materials for class. To be quite honest, the book was not so great, but that is my opinion. In fact, I thought your notes were much better than the book, and I used the book to the extent necessary to fill in the gaps. I honestly think that you should consider writing an introductory level Java programming book, but you probably do not have time to do so given that you probably are teaching many classes along with handling a full-time job and being a family man.
You are an excellent teacher, and you appear to be someone who truly enjoys teaching. What makes you an excellent teacher is that you do a nice job explaining the concepts in a manner that is clear and easy to understand. This is particularly the reason why I found your notes and your lectures to be easier to follow than the book. You also have a great ability to make a mundane subject be interesting. I cannot see myself entertaining a career as a computer programmer, but I would strongly recommend others to take your classes if they want to learn computer programming.
I really liked the layout of your website and the examples that you provide for the different classes. I found those to be extremely helpful. For some reason, sometimes parts of your website appear to disappear and then come back onto the screen a second later.
just wanted to thank you for your class! You are a brilliant teacher and provide very solid and very important foundation without which it is impossible to have a clear understanding of the subject! This is exactly what i was looking for! I enjoyed this class, even though it was my first programming language and of course the first one is always the difficult one:-).
The most interesting part is the fact that as soon as we have gotten to the OOP part i realized that what i had worked on in California was very similar to Java in terms of OOP concept with the only difference that i worked not on building objects in order to then build applications with them, i worked with already system-pre-coded objects to build those applications, and understanding Java helped me to understand what i did before so clearly that it's even scary))).
I will continue working on improving and expanding my knowledge of Java.
Can't wait to take Java Script with you this winter semester!
Thank you again!
I enjoyed the class very much. Thank you.
Thank you again for teaching a great class! Out of all the classes, I've taken here so far, I have found this one to be the most well-organized and structured.
I got so much out of your class. Your notes will be invaluable for me to use as a reference for future projects. Have a great weekend, maybe i'll see you in a future class!
As an example, today I had to whip up an appointment request form.
10 weeks ago, I would have not even known where to start. Now I was able to do it all freehand and lickety split.
(now I have to hunker down and study MySQL/PHP)
Hey Professor Sultan -
I just wanted to thank you. I enjoyed the class very much and thought that you really covered the material thoroughly. I learned so much about a language that seemed a bit mystical to me.
I have read many articles/chapters about the DOM in an attempt to understand it. Tonight it finally clicked. All of that code that I have kludged my way through in the past is actually starting to make sense.
|Data Warehousing & Data Mining - Graduate Course (Y52.3510) - Spring 2011|
Thank you. I enjoyed this class as I have learned alot more than I came in with.
I wish you continued success with all your classes.
Thank you again for taking the time to explain levels and aggregation last night. I know you mentioned you're used to getting home late, but considering you live in NJ, I do realize that you may not have gotten home till midnight and do have to be up early for work the next day. Just wanted you to know that the extra time you spent with me last night was much appreciated. Thank you.
|Java 2 Week Intensive (X52.9226) - Summer 2010|
After finishing this course I had a great feeling of satisfaction, because finally java is sticking in my brain. This is the first time in my whole life that I invest $3015 so well.
Thank you Sam, you are the BEST.
|Java Basics (X52.9238/Y12.1007) - Summer 2009|
I had to run out Monday to catch the ferry, and I didn't really get the chance to tell you that I really enjoyed your class! I think I learned a lot and I feel a lot more confident about going forward in both php and java. Thanks so much for answering my 1001 questions! lol :)
Thanks for such an awesome class! I really enjoyed taking it and I'm really looking forward to Java I.
Julia "Chee Ann" Williams
|Java Basics (X52.9238/Y12.1007) - Fall 2008|
Thank you Sam,
I don't know if I had stressed it enough in mentioning what a pleasure it was to be your student.
Thank you for the best time at NYU.
I am a former student of yours from NYU's McGhee Division. I graduated from NYU in 2007 and am now a full-time law student at Brooklyn Law School. I am halfway through the three-year program and wanted to send you an overdue thank you for your help in advancing my educational endeavors. Because of your assistance, I am well on my way to becoming an attorney. At Brooklyn Law, I have been able to participate in several exciting programs. Last summer I worked at the Queens District Attorney's office. In the Fall, I worked in a clinic helping individuals gain asylum in the United States. This semester, I am interning at the NY Attorney General's Litigation Bureau, and in the Summer, I will be working for the Domestic Violence Law Project at Safe Horizon.
I would not have gotten this far without your help, so please accept my overdue, but sincere thanks.
Thomas R. Jarvis
Juris Doctor Candidate 2010
Brooklyn Law School
|MySQL with PHP (X52.9367) - Fall 2008|
I really enjoyed the course, I always walk away from your courses with a comfortable grasp of the subject and feel like I can expand my knowledge a lot easier.
|XML for Web Development (X52.9759/Y12.1408) - Fall 2008|
Your class is challenging, but i walk away with a great deal of knowledge about XML, many thanks. :)
|SQL Programming Language (X52.9272) - Fall 2008|
Dear Professor Sultan,
I'd like to thank you for teaching a very enjoyable SQL programming course this fall, ...
The good humor and enthusiasm that you brought to class each session was very much appreciated, and I look forward to crossing paths again in the future at NYU.
|MySQL with PHP (X52.9367) - Summer 2008|
Thank you for a really great course this summer! We covered a good combination of valuable information. Getting it all in five short weeks was going to be tricky for me. I hadn't done a programming course in years. But I went for it, and I'm glad I did. I learned so much, and I am continuing to go further on my own. Your humor and patience were super, and the time flew by.
The online materials you provided were excellent and went well with the sessions. The course notes you created were clear and better organized than the textbooks. I've referred to them and my notes in building my web sites and to reinforce what we learned in class.
Thank you too for your encouragement and enthusiasm. You've set the bar very high for further courses, and confirmed the NYU SCPS stellar reputation. I hope I have the opportunity to take other classes with you!
Thank you for a great course. In just five quick weeks, I really learned a lot and substantially upgraded my Web skills. Your numerous in-depth handouts, demos, demo database, online documentation and Website, etc etc were very, very helpful. Your extensive hard work in developing all these tools for us really paid off. I hope to be taking other courses with you in the future.
|Internet Technology - Intensive Certificate (X52.9760) - Summer 2008|
I just uploaded the project. It was surprisingly large amount of work. ...
I learned a lot in your class, from the homeworks and the project. The organization of the course materials, particularly the notes and the example programs, was the best I've ever seen.
I hope our paths cross again.
Thank you for all the enthusiasm and energy, for not speaking of your deep knowledge that you transmitted to us, and I think I can speak for everybody in class, you made an apparent impossible task an exhilarating and exciting learning experience. It was really a pleasure, and of course very informative and useful, being a student of yours.
It was a pleasure to take your course. I learned more than I thought I would have.
Thanks again for a wonderful class. It was a pleasure learning from you. You are truly unique, and an amazing guy. I'll keep a look out for your book.
Enjoy your weekend,
Just to let you know, I really loved the class and your teaching skills. The concept is ingrained in my brain even though I do not memorize syntax.
The secret to your success:
|Java Basics (X52.9238/Y12.1007) - Sprint 2009|
The class was great.
I can't wait to get my first Java job and sun certification after java 1 and 2
|Data Warehousing & Data Mining - Graduate Course (Y52.3510) - Spring 2008|
Hi Professor Sultan,
I just wanted to let you know that I really enjoyed your class and hope to take another one that you teach.
|MySQL with PHP (X52.9367) - Fall 2007|
|XML for Web Development (X52.9759/Y12.1408) - Spring 2007|
Once again thank you very much for your great teaching. I had a lot of eye-openers and aha-experiences. I have been through a lot of adult education courses in Europe and the U.S.A. and can state without exaggeration that you were my best teacher so far. But there is still room for improvement - keep challenging yourself :o)
Thank for the excellent XML class. I really learned a lot and I will keep learning more and more.
Thanks again, and all the best
Thanks again for your very genuine energy and enthusiasm. I learned a lot about the technology, but in addition each of the classroom sessions were a valuable life experience in their own right and an end unto themselves.
Have a great summer.
|SQL Programming Language (X52.9272) - Spring 2007|
This is just a brief note to thank you for teaching the SQL Programming course this past semester. Unfortunately, I was only able to attend about half the class sessions due to my travel schedule and the demands of applying to NYU Stern's part-time MBA program for admission this fall. I got a lot out of the sessions I did attend, and I hope to make my way through the SAMS Teach Yourself book as well as the other book you recommended, using the valuable examples from the course Website.
You have a wonderful classroom presence and you structured the course very well. I've taken many continuing ed courses at NYU and other schools in New York, and I can say unequivocally that this was one of the best experiences I've had. I've found that many of those who teach continuing ed courses are not particularly skilled at teaching, have no clear syllabus, and seem to run out of things to say midway through the semester or rush headlong to complete an overambitious plan. You were a most welcome exception! If time allows, I look forward to taking another course with you in the future. NYU SCPS is indeed fortunate to have you.
All the best,
(A personal thank you letter)
Thank you for teaching SQL Programming. Your lectures were always delivered with enthusiasm & your notes were succinct. You are a gifted teacher.
"It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression & knowledge" - Einstein
You have accomplished both. I look forward to taking more classes with you
Elizabeth Luchangco -Yamaguchi
|Data Warehousing & Data Mining - Graduate Course (Y52.3510) - Spring 2007|
Thanks for teaching the course. It definitely shined a brighter light on the world of data warehousing and data mining in our minds.
Thanks! Have a great summer and hopefully I'll see you in future courses!
Thank you so much again, Prof. Sultan! I am in Chicago right now. I just came out of a general session given by an Exlibris Technology Strategist, and realized how fortunate I was to be in NYC, where my work was supported by my library, and study supported by talent professors like you at NYU SCPS. We are in the leading edge direction as far as information integration is concerned. Thank you so much for this great course!
|MySQL with PHP (X52.9367) - Spring 2007|
I want to thank you for everything you have taught me. I have really enjoyed the classes I have taken with you. The time and effort you put in to your classes shows your dedication and professionalism towards teaching. I look forward to taking XML with you in the fall.
We can't seem to locate the XML for web development. If you are not teaching the XML for web development in the summer then we will wait until the Fall to register for your class.
Eileen Y. Lee
Federal Reserve Bank of New York
|Recent Email from a Previous Student|
Several years ago I took the summer intensive web development course you taught. You were phenomenal!!
(Name Withheld) - the Executive Pastry Chef at the Ritz-Carlton Central Park -- a friend of my brother -- is intent on learning Dreamweaver and Flash, but lacks the time to learn in a weekly scheduled classroom environment. When my brother asked me if I knew of someone who would be qualified and interested, I thought immediately of you!!!! I have never had a teacher who was able to take me from zero to fully functional in 10 weeks; your preparation and delivery were extraordinary!!!
I'm hoping that you would be interested in taking on a private student ... (rest of text deleted)
If you are not interested - I would really, REALLY appreciate it if you could recommend someone whom you respect and who shares your gift for imparting knowledge.
Thank you for your time!! And the unparalleled educational experience . . .
With deepest respect,
|XML for Web Development (X52.9759/Y12.1408) - Spring 2007|
Dear Mr. Sultan,
Thank you for the opening lesson last Tuesday. It's always inspiring to be in your class. I mean that sincerely.
|Database Technologies for Web Applications - Graduate Course (Y52.3540)- Spring 2006|
Thank you Professor Sam! Your class was pretty awesome. I know for sure that I'll be using the new knowledge that I've gained in future projects!
Thanks for all your efforts. I was very impressed. This was the best class I ever had at NYU.
|MySQL with PHP (X52.9367) - Spring 2006|
Hello Mr. Sultan-
Thank you for such an informative class. I will be looking for your name as I sign up for more classes at NYU.
Troy W. Finamore
It was a great pleasure to attend your classes. You're the best teacher I've ever had.
I really enjoyed being in your class. While the content of any computer course can sometimes be a drag (for me, at least), I always felt empowered in your classes to get over the hurdles. Don't change anything about your teaching style! :)
I really enjoyed the class and learned a great deal.
I'm happy to say I'm finding practical applications for what we learned everyday, and despite complications from the department managing our databases at work, what I learned is making my job much easier and fun -- especially form validation. Thank you for a great class.
Thank You. I really enjoyed the class and gained a lot of new knowledge from the class.
Thanks Again for everything,
I really enjoyed your class and think it did a perfect job at rounding out my knowledge of DHTML.
|XML for Web Development (X52.9759/Y12.1408) - Spring 2006|
Thanks for all the help you have provided throughout the semester. You have really made all the class lectures extremely interesting and simple to follow, yet it has remained extremely powerful and useful. I truly enjoyed having you as one of my professors, wishing you success with your future classes.
Hope you have a good summer vacation,
Thank you... This one had my head spinning, but I made it, I like this actually and I'm really learning a lot. Just have to get the syntax and lingo down, the rest will be a breeze (I hope :-)) Your "cheat sheet" was very helpful, I appreciate your education's approach.
See you in class
Mark G. Naumowicz
|Web Page Development with HTML (X52.9740/Y12.1604) - Spring 2006|
Thanks for a really good experience in the HTML class -- I hadn't been in college since around 1972 or thereabouts, and it sure was a better experience now than back then!
See you on the 24th
|Web Development with XHTML & CSS (X52.9764) - Summer 2005|
Thank you for a great class! I learned a lot. You mentioned we could have until Wednesday to finish up our projects so I wanted to let you know that mine is now finished and uploaded. I hope to take another class with you in the future.
Have a fantastic time in Italy! (If you're going to Rome, I have a restaurant recommendation for you on my website).
|Java Basics (X52.9238/Y12.1007) - Summer 2005|
Thank you very much for the encouragement and for being such a great professor. I hope to take another class with you one day.
Thank you for making the class so 'understandable' and 'enjoyable'. I really gained so much out of the class in terms of how/what Java is all about! Kudos to a great professor ! Thanks and have a wonderful summer !
Hi Mr. Sultan:
While the concept and syntax of Java are very new to me, I very much enjoyed the class and am able to see tremendous opportunities for utilizing Java in my job with the NYU Library's special collections. Thanks for your help, patience and enthusiasm.
Hello Sam - thanks again, I loved your Java Programming class!
|Web Page Development with HTML (X52.9740/Y12.1604) - Summer 2005|
Dear Prof. Samuel Sultan:
I liked this class a lot!
I learned a lot of things about HTML.
Thank you so much!!
Have a great summer
For my last class at NYU, I must say I enjoyed it and learn a lot from your teaching.
|XML for Web Development (X52.9759/Y12.1408) - Spring 2005|
Thanks again for an excellent course. I hope to be able to take more classes with you in the future.
|Java Basics (X52.9238/Y12.1007) - Spring 2005|
I would like to thank you once again for the great experience to have you as instructor. Last week i had my first class in Java 1 with Mohamed who covered in 3 hours what we learned in 10 weeks. Now i realize the value of your method to go deep and analyze all those java concept which if you had used another way of teaching them it would have been impossible at least for those of us who need some time and extra explanation to perceive these abstract concepts. :).
I hope our new instructor will spend the time needed to explain/discuss Java matters as well as you did.
Thanks you Sam, I really enjoyed your class, and it was very well organized and explained.
Thanks for getting me started in Java. I really enjoyed your class and feel like you could have been a teacher in one of your past lives. ;-)
Great class.. I am very glad that I took it from you.. It would be very tough to understand these concepts from a book.
I hope our roads will cross in the future.
Thanks for the feedback! And thanks again for a such a positive and informative introduction to Java.
You're the Greatest, Thanks Sam
I am going to register for Java I as you suggested. Youíve definitely helped quell my anxiety. Iím the type of person who really needs to understand everything there is to know about a subject, an impossible feat, I know, but you made it easy.
See you next week!
Technical Support Specialist
Columbia Business School
|Web Page Development with HTML (X52.9740/Y12.1604) - Spring 2005|
I am writing to let you know that I am no longer seeking a grade in the Web Design for HTML class. Since I have begun the class, I have acquired two more jobs in addition to the one I already have (one full time and two part time), and simply have had no available time to work on my website for class. Therefore, I request that you supply me with an incomplete, or whatever marking is appropriate.
What you have taught me in this class has been invaluable and I have enjoyed your classes and teaching very much. I hope to take another class with you when my schedule allows it better.
Hi, I will not be taking the exam on Tuesday. I do not want a grade. I just wanted to say that I learned so much from this class, maybe that I don't want to be a programmer! But beside that, I understand so much more about web design and the Web. And that will help me a lot! Thank you so much, I really enjoyed your class.
|Web Page Development with HTML (X52.9740/Y12.1604) - Fall 2004|
Thanks Sam, It turns out that I wonít need to use your form proc after all but thank you!
PS. Anya is in the class as well & we agreed that he is no Sam Sultan! Was kind of funny b/c he was demonstrating a very simple script, and it didnít work! It was hard watching him struggle & made me wish you were teaching this class instead! Oh well, wish me luck anyway!
|XML for Web Development (X52.9759/Y12.1408) - Spring 2004|
Dear Professor Sultan,
Thank you for a great semester. Over the course of the past few months, I've learned just how useful XML is. Just recently, a consultant came into the office and told my boss that I deserved a $10,000 salary increase for the new skills I'd acquired! Wow!
Thanks so much.
|Web Page Development with HTML (X52.9740/Y12.1604) - Fall 2003|
Thank you for your willingness to help. And thank you for all you taught me. I am now a Co-Chair of a Committee dealing with privacy and security and your course enabled me to understand many of the issues relating to these matters.
|Internet Technologies (X52-9742) - Fall 2002|
Thank you very much for a great class. Excellent teachers are not easy to find; but in my estimation, your well-designed and lively presentations, your enthusiasm for the subject matter and your informative class material have placed you in that category.
I want to thank you for your instruction and guidance over the past semester.
Wishing you and yours a Happy and Healthy New Year.
It was a great experience taking your class and I wanted to tell you that I am thankful for all the things I learnt from you. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
|1 week mini-class at JP Morgan - September 2002|
I was very happy with the class and I think I can say on behalf of the entire group that we all learned a lot. It was nice to be able to ask any questions we wanted without feeling uncomfortable. All in all, the notes were the best part -- I've kept the binder at my desk and intend to use it frequently as a good source of reference.
The most important thing for us going forward is to apply this knowledge. This past weekend, all of us took a crack at basic HTML and such. I'd like to keep accessing your website, follow each lecture and try to build files from one lesson to the next.
Thanks for an enjoyable learning experience -- I'll be sure to stay in touch!
Thank you for a great class, I appreciated your class time because you explained concepts very thoroughly, which made it easy to master and I've mentioned to my friends in SCPS administrative offices that your teaching style is great because you actually know the material VERY well and your notes and examples are very dynamic and change based on class interest. So really, you made it very easy for me to understand the subject matter through great lectures and examples.
Thanks. The course was excellent.
I really appreciate how well organized the class was/is and
your enthusiasm. You really know the subject and it show.
I took away your notes and lots of new insights.
If I can be of service, in the future, in any way -- let me know.
I had a great learning experience in your class, plus I feel my job is more secure (kind of) after taking your class.
Thank you for a great class.
|Internet Technologies (X52-9742) - Fall 2001|
Dear Veronica (Veronica Morgan, SPCS program coordinator),
I am just completing the SCPS course in Intensive Web Development taught by Sam Sultan. (X52.9742). I wanted to drop you a note and let you know that this has been a thoroughly rewarding experience for me. I learned an enormous amount, and more important, perhaps, established a solid foundation upon which to build future expertise in the field. Iíve learned a lot, and acquired the ability to teach myself a whole lot more. As an experienced faculty member myself, I appreciated Sam Sultanís emphasis on communicating the concepts governing the technical information, as well as the energetic and entertaining way that he taught this very intensive program. Sam is also very good at bridging the knowledge gap between techies, newbies, and everyone in between. Great class.
Naomi Diamant, Ph.D.
Assistant Director for Program Administration
Faculty Resource Network
New York University
I've enjoyed your class and teaching style very much. Your lessons were well thought out and the handouts really brought it all together as I worked on my project. No doubt, just as you intended. Very well done.
|Internet Technologies (X52-9742) - Spring 2001 Saturday class|
Just a quick note to say thank you yet again for an excellent course delivered in a very professional manner -
I would recommend it to anyone - you are an excellent good teacher and it is obvious that you really enjoy
what you do.
1363 First Avenue
New York 10021
|Internet Technologies (X52-9742) - Fall 2000 Saturday class|
Just wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed your course. It was quite challenging at times, since most of the material was new to me -- it was a steep learning curve.
Anyway, the course was both interesting and helpful to me. It helped me get a new job this month with a pharmaceutical industry-related (and profitable!) e-commerce company -- just what I was looking for.
Now I'm trying to decide what course to take this next semester.
All the best this holiday season,
I just wanted to tell you how much I really! enjoyed the course... I had basic knowledge when I walked in the door on day #1, but I learned so much!
Thanks again... if you ever teach a flash or PhotoShop class, definitely let me know! :)
Have a great holiday.
Director, Client Services Wireless, Broadband & Emerging Media 24/7 Media, Incl. (NASDAQ: TFSM) 1250 Broadway, 28th Fl New York, NY 10001
Thank you very much for your reply.
You are a great instructor and I enjoyed your class very much! I have applied many stuff you have taught me to my job. My boss is pretty happy about it. :-)
Thank you very much again for your kind help!
West Long Island Business Development
46-05 56th Road
Maspeth, NY 11378
Best Regards, Dan Dunphy
|Internet Technologies (X52-9742) - Summer 2000|
I would like to take advantage of this moment and thank you for the time and dedication you invested into teaching us. I thought that it was going to be an easy class for me because of my experience and instead I end up growing up into a new dimension of web design and development, for which I'm truly thankful.
I have to admit that you have been the best teacher I have had so far.
Also, I would like to set up a meeting with you in order to talk about the possibilities for me to teach at NYU Photoshop classes and/or an HTML program. Topics I feel I'm qualified to teach because of my experience and knowledge.
Once again thank you for your time, I'm looking forward talking to you soon.
yours truly Enrique Sallent
|Internet Technologies (X52-9742) - Spring 2000 Mon/Wed. class|
I want to thank you very much for the class that we completed tonight. It was an excellent experience for me, and I think every single person in the class feels that way. This positive and educational experience is mostly because you truly care about the subject and about making sure that your students have an great opportunity to learn, so they can become passionate about the material as well. Thank you for that.
Anyhow, thank you again! I have already recommended your class to a couple of people and I will continue to do that in the future for anyone who is interested in these subjects.
First I like to say that I enjoyed and learned a lot during the WWW Server class. Actually, I am already putting to use what I have learned.
Thank you very much for your dedication. I'm sure I learnt a lot. Not being a computer person, it was an accomplishment!
well it's been an amazing experience for me....
i have learnt a great amount from u ...
my purpose for joining this class has been more then fulfilled...
i appreciate the time and patience on your part..
Thanks for all the terrific teaching... It has helped me in the right direction immensely.
Thank you for the class, it was great!
Stay in touch and if you ever need anything, please give me a call.
Director of Operations
Sixth Avenue Electronics City
Hi Sam it has been a pleasure to have such a teacher and I can tell you I learn a lot and I know what I will do on my way back to France next year not any more mainframe stuff but web instead.
Thanks again and have a great summer.
It was great taking your class - I honestly have learned a lot and hope to put it to good use.
Sorry for the delay but just wanted to say thank you for the class I took with you last semester. I learned a lot and it was great having you as a prof.
I'm taking a multimedia class now and battling my way through Flash and the like.
Hope things are well with you and thanks again.
|Internet Technologies (X52-9742) - Spring 2000 Saturday class|
I wanted to thank you again, I really enjoyed your class and feel that I had gotten a lot from it.
thanks for the knowledge and if I ever make it in this biz I'll let you know.
Just a note to say "Thank You" for your efforts during the course. You made the material interesting and fun. Thank you for the grade of B+ as well.
Please let me know if you're going to be teaching a Java or Oracle related class anytime soon. I would really like to take another of your courses.
Thanks again and please say "Hello" to Paul for us.
|In-house Internet Technologies class at HBO - May 2000|
I really enjoyed your class yesterday. You make learning entertaining and easy to absorb.
See ya Friday
Sam's Web Class was great! Thank you for making this class available to me.
Sam is one of the best teachers I have ever had. He quickly and easily explained very difficult concepts. He went into detail and yet always placed each subject (or technology) into the bigger picture. His notes were complete, and he backed up all of his theory with coding examples!
Please let me know if he is teaching this (or another) class again. I would like Alex Kaplan and Judy Chin to attend.