Students Feedback & Comments

SQL Programming Language (INFO1-CE9272) - Summer 2022

From Aiko Chamby - Received Tue 8/4/2022 5:50PM

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!

Aiko Chamby

Introduction to Java (INFO1-CE9238) - Summer 2019

From Eva Rose - Received Tue 8/6/2019 9:58PM

Dear Sam,

(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.

Best regards,
Eva Rose

SQL Programming Language (INFO1-CE9272) - Summer 2019

From Katie Donaway - Received Sun 7/21/2019 3:09 PM

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.

Katie Donaway

From Lucy Lee - Received Sat 7/20/2019 5:58 PM


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,

Multiple Courses

Patrick Huang (Ray) - Received Tue 7/23/2019 3:47PM

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.

I want to thank you and let you know that many classes that I took with you, namely: SQL Programming Language (Spring, 2013 Grade: A-); Javascript(Summer, 2013 Grade: A); System Development & Analysis (Spring 2014 Grade: A-), have yielded a very positive outcome in my career and in my life. I have learned a great deal from you not only at the academic level but also at the personal level. I was impressed by the passion you have in teaching and your endless energy for learning. I still remember you told us that you slept less than five hours as you spend a lot of time in learning new things. Believe or not, for some reason, I found that we may have a lot of common ground, especially in the passion of teaching and learning. My long term career goal is one day to transition into teaching in technology and to build my own software company. The hard work from graduate school has earned me a promotion at work. Not to mention, we also have our 3rd kid who is now about 2 and a half years old.

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
Patrick Huang

Java - Graduate Course @ Columbia University (BUSI-PS4007) - Fall 2018

From Shiqi Chen - Received Mon 1/31/2018 12:34PM

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.

Kiki Chen

From Qing Wang - Received Mon 12/23/2018 11:16AM

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!

Qing Wang

From Boyeong Eom - Received Wed 10/24/2018 8:49AM

Hello Professor,

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!

Best regards,
Bingjun Zhou

Data Warehousing & Data Mining - Graduate Course (MACY1-GC3510) - Fall 2018

From Boyeong Eom - Received Wed 10/24/2018 8:49AM

Hi Professor,

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

From Zilin Wang - Received Tue 2/14/2017 10:27PM

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!
Best wishes.

Zilin Wang

Introduction to Java (INFO1-CE9238) - Fall 2016

From Xiaokun Qian - Received Mon 12/19/2016 11:55PM

Dear Professor Sultan,

It's been two weeks since the end of Java. I've started to miss having those classes with you.

I want to say thank you for being a great professor and helping me a lot during the processes of learning both JavaScript and Java, especially your quick response to my emails and questions. I felt that I've learned a lot from both classes. The concepts were delivered in a clear and easy-to-understand way. Your clear explanation made me feel programming is not that intimidating.

Though the class has ended, I am reviewing your class materials and websites and hoping to complete several projects, especially on JavaScript. I am hoping to get an internship in front-end web development early next year.

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!

Xiaokun Qian
Student of both JavaScript and Java Class in Fall 2016

Database Technologies for Web Applications - Graduate Course (MASY1-GC3540) - Fall 2016

From Wenyue Hu - Received Fri 12/9/2016 11:50AM

Hi Professor,

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,

From Jin Xi - Received Thu 12/8/2016 11:33PM

Hi Professor,

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

From Robert Provine - Received Sun 7/3/2016 5:07AM

Hi Sam,

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.

Robert Provine

From Carol Fugosich - Received Fri 7/1/2016 8:17PM

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

From Alice Gleason - Received Sat 3/12/2016 5:21 PM


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,
Alice Gleason

Introduction to Java (INFO1-CE9238) - Fall 2014

From Jorge Estremera - Received Fri 12/5/2014 6:08 PM


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.

Thank you,
Jorge Estremera

From Andy Weisenborn - Received Sat 11/22/2014 1:28 AM

Hey Sam,

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

From Aliza Levinger - Received Wed 12/10/2014 10:44 PM

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?

--Aliza Levinger

Java I (INFO1-CE9269) - Summer 2014

From Darren Scherer - Received Mon 8/18/2014 4:07 PM

Hello Professor.

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.

I have 2 more classes for the certificate - I hope to take your JavaScript class after them.

Thank you.
Darren R Scherer

From Dominick DeSantis - Received Mon 8/16/2014 10:24 AM


Thanks ! Great Course. I especially love those organized notes.
I learned tons, that I will be building on. See you in the near future for Javascript.

Dominick DeSantis

JavaScript (INFO1-CE9755) - Spring 2014

From Rocio Grubelich - Received Thu 4/17/2014 10:58 AM

Hi Sam,

I just want to thank you again for the JavaScript class. It's inspiring to take class from an instructor who is truly passionate about the subject matter and about teaching. The course totally met my learning expectations and I hope I will have a chance to take another class with you.

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

From Ricardo Salgado - Received Sat 3/15/2014 8:19 AM

Hi Sam: how are you doing?

i miss your javascript and java classes. Your notes and demos where outstanding. i wish all the professors had such great structure.

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
Ricardo Salgado

MySQL with PHP (INFO1-CE9367) - Fall 2013

From Mike Lennon - Received Mon 12/23/2013 11:32 AM

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.

Happy holidays,

From Veronica Starovoit - Received Sun 12/22/2013 7:35 PM

Hi Sam. Hope you're well!

Thank you again. I really enjoyed your class. As with JavaScript and I'm sure all your other classes, you bring an energy and enthusiasm to development that's really refreshing and necessary in this field.

Happy holidays!
Veronica Starovoit

SQL Programming Language (INFO1-CE9272) - Fall 2013

From Kimiko Altamirano - Received Mon 10/14/2013 8:54 AM

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

From Susan Parsons - Received Thu 2/14/2013 6:44 PM


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,

From Jonathan Winters - Received Sun 12/23/2012 8:49 PM

Dear Sam,

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

JavaScript (INFO1-CE9755) - Summer 2012

From Maria Cordova - Received Thu 8/2/2012 12:18 PM

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.

Maria Cordova

From Pat Veriepe - Received Wed 8/1/2012 5:43 PM

Thanks for an unbelievably great learning experience. It's been a worthwhile investment in every way.


From Scott Munson - Received Thu 7/26/2012 9:56 PM

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

From Lars Klundby - Received Wed 10/29/2012 8:39AM

Hi Sam

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


From Elias Rosero - Received Wed 10/25/2012 2:58 PM

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

From Larisa Kolesnik - Received Wed 7/4/2012 11:38 AM

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.

Larisa Kolesnik

SQL Programming Language (INFO1-CE9272) - Summer 2012

From Don MacLeod - Received Mon 7/2/2012 2:25 PM

Sam -

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.

I want to take the JavaScript class in the fall, if you are teaching it.

Again, thanks for a great class!

Don MacLeod

JavaScript (INFO1-CE9755) - Spring 2012

From Jigar Patel - Received Sat 4/21/2012 2:21 PM

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.

Jigar Patel

From Carlos Agosto - Received Sat 4/21/2012 1:26 PM

Thank you the class was amazing class. I learned a lot from it.


From Ben Stone - Received Thu 4/19/2012 1:15 PM

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

From Mark Raby - Received Wed 3/28/2012 10:40 AM

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,

JavaScript (INFO1-CE9755) - Fall 2011

From Avi Dabir - Received Fri 12/23/2011 1:18 PM

Sam -

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!

From Gideon Jadlovker - Received Fri 12/23/2011 10:47 AM

Many thanks for your hard work and dedication. Special thanks for the well organized notes and abundance of examples.

Regards from Israel,

From Eva Wolf - Received Thu 12/22/2011 4:46 PM


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!

Eva Wolf

Introduction to Java (INFO1-CE9238) - Fall 2011

From Howie Krauth - Received Tue 12/13/2011 11:22 AM

Sam -

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

From Jason Engstrom - Received Wed 10/26/2011 12:51 PM


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.


JavaScript (INFO1-CE9755) - Summer 2011

From Sabina Kayne - Received Mon 8/22/2011 1:24 PM


Just wanted to say... GREAT class ! Implementing what I have learned already. And thank you for the examples and demos.
Actually, after this class, I find JavaScript even more interesting and powerful than before.


Java Basics (INFO1-CE9238) - Summer 2011

From Howie Chou - Received Thu 8/16/2011 12:50 AM

Dear Sam,

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

From Christian Duarte - Received Thu 7/7/2011 2:24 PM

Hi Professor,

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

From Jonathan Berger - Received Fri 5/20/2011 11:40 AM

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.


From David Tussey - Received Mon 5/16/2011 7:45 PM

Thank you. I've taken three programming classes that featured object-oriented languages ( Python, .Net, and JavaScript), but this was by far the best exposure to object-oriented programming I've ever had. I feel like I really understand the power and advantages of doing REAL OO programming. It's so easy with Python to lapse into procedural programming, but now I've seen the light. ;-)

Thank you.

From Eva Wolf - Received Wed 5/11/2011 5:36 PM


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!

Eva Wolf

From Robert Legnosky - Received Tue 5/10/2011 9:09 AM

I enjoyed the class very much. Thank you.


JavaScript (X52.9755 / Y12.1406) - Spring 2011

From Ran Tao - Received Tue 5/10/2011 5:37 PM

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.

Ran Tao

From Annesta Le - Received Thu 5/5/2011 10:12 PM

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!

From Rudy Pospisil - Received Thu 5/5/2011 11:44 AM

Thank you s0o0o0o0o much for the great javascript class. It has been extremely beneficial (and a lot of fun).

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)


From Jim Soriero - Received Thu 5/5/2011 10:07 AM

Hey Professor Sultan -

I was in your JavaScript class that ended last night

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'm doing the advanced JavaScript over the next 2 weekends and then I'll see you again in the summer in the SQL language class.

Thanks -
James Soriero

From Rudy Pospisil - Received Wed 3/23/2011 10:28 PM

Thank you Sir. Today's DOM class was the best class yet. It was definitely the class where my understanding of javascript leaped forward. Very enlightening.

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

From Kenneth Chu - Received Sun 5/8/2011 11:47 PM


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.

Kenneth Chu

From Kari Betts - Received Wed 4/27/2011 11:40 AM

Professor Sultan,

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.

Kari Betts

Java 2 Week Intensive (X52.9226) - Summer 2010

From Carlos Madrid-Aliste - Received Wed 7/28/2010 10:46 AM

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.
Carlos Madrid-Aliste

Java Basics (X52.9238/Y12.1007) - Summer 2009

From Karen Sherian - Received Wed 8/12/2009 10:20 AM

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 :)


From Julia Williams - Received Wed 8/12/2009 12:12 AM

Hey, Sam.

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

From Ben Agai - Received Mon 7/6/2009 3:38 PM

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.


From A Former Student - JavaScript - Spring 2006

From Thomas Jarvis - Received Sun 3/1/2009 1:02 PM

Hello Professor,

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

From Steven Armstrong - Received Fri 12/19/2008 10:10 PM

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

From Michael Shi - Received Tue 12/5/2008 3:45 PM

Hi Sam,

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

From Robert Collins - Received Mon 10/20/2008 3:54 PM

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.

Best Regards
Rob Collins

MySQL with PHP (X52.9367) - Summer 2008

From Karen Chasin - Received Wed 9/3/2008 1:40 PM

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!

Karen Chasin

From John Pennisten - Received Fri 8/15/2008 4:11 PM

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.

Thanks again!!

Internet Technology - Intensive Certificate (X52.9760) - Summer 2008

From David Karp - Received Sun 6/29/2008 12:20 AM

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.

From Alberto Mesirca - Received Fri 6/22/2008 10:08 PM

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.

Best Regards
Alberto Mesirca

From Eden Marie Picazo - Received Fri 6/21/2008 5:23 PM

Dear Sam,

It was a pleasure to take your course. I learned more than I thought I would have.

Thank you,
Eden Marie

From Linda Carter - Received Fri 6/20/2008 4:41 PM


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,

From Abdi Garemani - Received Fri 6/20/2008 7:05 AM

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:

  1. You know the topic thoroughly and in practical terms, unlike conventional teachers who just know the theory
  2. You make learning this material fun and exciting
  3. You understand student body language from their interaction
  4. You control the discussion and questions and don't allow derailing which I found very powerful
  5. You are not boring or quiet :)


Java Basics (X52.9238/Y12.1007) - Sprint 2009

From Mark Liao - Received Fri 5/2/2008 2:46 PM

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

From Johanna Koch - Received Fri 5/2/2008 12:32 PM

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

From Kwaku Amoako - Received Sun 4/6/2008 8:09 PM

Hi Sam,

This is Kwaku. I took both your MySQL with PHP class and your Javascript class last year. They were superb.

Well Done
Kwaku Amoako

XML for Web Development (X52.9759/Y12.1408) - Spring 2007

From Michael Bachler - Received Tue 5/22/2007 3:38 PM

Dear Sam,

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)

Be well,

From Antonio Carlos Silva - Received Wed 5/12/2007 10:09 AM

Dear Sam,

Thank for the excellent XML class. I really learned a lot and I will keep learning more and more.

I am planning to attend another class this Summer and probably I will take JavaScript next Fall. I hope you will be the professor because you motivated me a lot to keep trying. Although I'm not a programmer, I wanted to grasp the concepts, techniques and tools behind XML, because it is changing dramatically my field.

Thanks again, and all the best

From Michael Gordon - Received Wed 5/9/2007 9:49 AM

Dear Sam,

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.
Regards, Mike

SQL Programming Language (X52.9272) - Spring 2007

From Greg Malar - Received Tue 5/1/2007 9:41 PM

Dear Sam,

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,
Greg Malar

From Elizabeth Luchangco-Yamaguchi - Received Tue 4/22/2007

(A personal thank you letter)

Dear Sam,

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

From Andy Rhee - Received Thu 4/26/2007 7:59 PM

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!


From Amanda Xu - Received Thu 4/26/2007 2:50 PM

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!

Sincerely Yours
Amanda Xu

MySQL with PHP (X52.9367) - Spring 2007

From Mike Schaeffer - Received Tue 3/26/2007 11:48 AM


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.

Thank you.

From Eileen Lee - Received Tue 3/13/2007 10:32 PM

Professor Sultan,

My sister and I just completed a class with you on MYSQL with PHP. It is such an enjoyable class that we are planning to sign up for more classes with you in the summer. The two classes that we are looking for are JavaScript and XML for web development. We found information on-line for the JavaScript class and were pleased to see that you are the instructor. We will see you in May.

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.

Thank you.
Eileen Y. Lee
Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Recent Email from a Previous Student

From Christine Lederhouse - Received Sun 3/11/2007 9:44 PM

Mr. Sultan,

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,
Christine Lederhouse

XML for Web Development (X52.9759/Y12.1408) - Spring 2007

From Michael Gordon - Received Thu 3/1/2007 2:42 PM

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

From Andy Rhee - Received Mon 12/17/2006 10:58 PM

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!

-Andy Rhee

From Sunil Talreja - Received Wed 12/13/2006 6:05 PM

Thanks for all your efforts. I was very impressed. This was the best class I ever had at NYU.

Happy Holidays.

MySQL with PHP (X52.9367) - Spring 2006

From Troy Finamore - Received Mon 4/24/2006 4:45 PM

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
Finamore Design
Brooklyn, NY

From Maria Lima - Received Mon 4/24/2006 10:33 AM

Professor Sultan,

It was a great pleasure to attend your classes. You're the best teacher I've ever had.

Best Regards,

JavaScript (X52.9755 / Y12.1406) - Spring 2006

From Daniel Montana - Received Mon 4/24/2006 7:39 PM

Hi Sam,

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! :)

Thanks again

From Jeff Simpson - Received Tue 4/18/2006 1:25 PM

Hey Sam,

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.


From Troy Murphy - Received Fri 4/14/2006 1:57 PM

Professor Sultan,

Thank You. I really enjoyed the class and gained a lot of new knowledge from the class.

Thanks Again for everything,

From Christo Roberts - Received Wed 4/12/2006 5:20 PM


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

From Shreyas Pandit - Received Thu 5/4/2006 10:19 PM

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,

From Mark Naumowicz - Received Mon 3/27/2006 7:57 AM

Prof. Sultan

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

Thank you
Mark G. Naumowicz

Web Page Development with HTML (X52.9740/Y12.1604) - Spring 2006

From Dean Landsman - Received Wed 5/3/2006 4:21 PM


I thoroughly enjoyed the HTML class, and just registered for the upcoming Wednesday nights JavaScript class. Looking forward to it, and I'll see you again in three weeks.

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
Best Regards

Web Development with XHTML & CSS (X52.9764) - Summer 2005

From Leslie Wu - Received Wed 8/17/2005 1:04 AM

Hi Sam,

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

From Gaviana Shannon - Received Sat 7/30/2005 6:06 AM

Thank you very much for the encouragement and for being such a great professor. I hope to take another class with you one day.

Gaviana Shannon

From Ettie Kakon - Received Fri 7/29/2005 4:39 PM

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 !


From Brian Stevens - Received Thu 7/28/2005 3:21 PM

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.


From Michael Getzinger - Received Thu 7/28/2005 2:55 PM

Hello Sam - thanks again, I loved your Java Programming class!

Take Care
-Michael Getzinger

Web Page Development with HTML (X52.9740/Y12.1604) - Summer 2005

From Naoyuki Fujishiro - Received Wed 7/27/2005 2:51 PM

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
Naoyuki Fujishiro

From Valrie D Russell - Received Tue 7/26/2005 8:12 PM

Dear Professor:

For my last class at NYU, I must say I enjoyed it and learn a lot from your teaching.
Thank you.


XML for Web Development (X52.9759/Y12.1408) - Spring 2005

From Donald Pun - Received Sun 5/1/2005 11:18 AM

Thanks again for an excellent course. I hope to be able to take more classes with you in the future.

Best Regards,

Java Basics (X52.9238/Y12.1007) - Spring 2005

From Kostas Batalamas - Received Mon. 5/23/2005 4:48 PM

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.

Thx again

From Margareth Borba - Received Thu. 5/11/2005 8:09 PM

Thanks you Sam, I really enjoyed your class, and it was very well organized and explained.


From Dave O'Neill - Received Tues 5/3/2005 11:02 PM

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. ;-)

Thanks again,

From Cem Karaca - Received Mon 5/2/2005 1:48 PM

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.


From Josha Sachs - Received Thu 4/28/2005 12:50 PM

Thanks for the feedback! And thanks again for a such a positive and informative introduction to Java.


From Lysia Nieves - Received Fri 4/15/2005 11:20 AM

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!

Lysia Nieves
Technical Support Specialist
Columbia Business School

Web Page Development with HTML (X52.9740/Y12.1604) - Spring 2005

From Rebecca Minkin - Received Tues 4/19/2005 3:32 PM

Dear Sam,

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.

Rebecca Minkin

From Linda Donovan - Received Thu 4/14/2005 9:02 PM

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.

Linda Donovan

Web Page Development with HTML (X52.9740/Y12.1604) - Fall 2004

From Phyllis Crandall - Received Thu 2/10/2005 9:56 AM

Thanks Sam, It turns out that I wonít need to use your form proc after all but thank you!

By the way, the Wed. night Javascript class got switched to xxxx xxxx (instructor name withheld) do you know him?

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

From Alexandra Kenin - Received Sun 4/25/2004 6:59 PM

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.
Alexandra Kenin

Web Page Development with HTML (X52.9740/Y12.1604) - Fall 2003

From Nava Bat-Avraham - Received Wed 3/23/2004 10:35 AM

Dear Sam,

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.

Nava Bat-Avraham

Internet Technologies (X52-9742) - Fall 2002

From Margaret Bibby - Received Sat 1/4/2003 1:18 PM

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.


From Judith Csepregi - Received Mon 12/23/2002 10:52 AM

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

From Sachi Shenoy - Received Wed 9/25/2002 1:21 PM


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!


Wed Development with JavaScript, Perl and SQL (X52-9761) - Spring 2002

From Kathi To - Received Mon 6/10/2002 5:34 PM

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.

High regards,

From Bob Uhl - Received Tue 5/7/2002 8:21 AM


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.

Thanks again.

From Rwei Hwa Su - Received Wed 5/8/2002 12:11 PM

Hi Sam,

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

From Naomi Diamant - Received Fri 12/14/2001 1:34 PM

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

Wed Development with JavaScript, Perl and SQL (X52-9761) - Spring 2001

From Steven Johnson - Received Wed 6/05/2001 4:48 PM


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.

Best regards,

Internet Technologies (X52-9742) - Spring 2001 Saturday class

From Boyd Carson - Received Mon 4/30/2001 7:51 PM


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.

Boyd Carson

1363 First Avenue
Apt #1
New York
New York 10021

Internet Technologies (X52-9742) - Fall 2000 Saturday class

From Lois Gram - Received Tue 12/26/2000 8:06 PM


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,

Lois Gram

From Jennifer Kosann - Received Mon 12/18/2000 1:09 PM

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.


Jennifer Kosann
Director, Client Services
Wireless, Broadband & Emerging Media
24/7 Media, Incl. (NASDAQ: TFSM)
1250 Broadway, 28th Fl
New York, NY 10001

Wed Development with JavaScript, Perl and SQL (X52-9761) - Fall 2000

From Xavier Peng - Received Wed 12/20/2000 10:51 AM

Hello Sam,

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!

Xavier Peng
West Long Island Business Development
46-05 56th Road
Maspeth, NY 11378
Atlas: 5-223-4192

From Dan Dunphy - Received Tue 12/12/2000 3:28 PM


I apologize for not having contacting you earlier. I have been offered a great opportunity to assist in a short film that I didn't want to past up (I believe I may have mentioned to you before that this is the field I am trying to get into). It started about a week and a half ago, and is taking up almost all of my time. I regret to say, that because of this, I will be unable to finish the class. I was not taking the course for credit, so I hope this will not be a problem. I also wanted to let you know that I really enjoyed the class and found it very helpful. I already feel more comfortable coding in JavaScript and Perl, which were the two main reasons I switched into your class (and luckily I didn't miss any of those lectures). Thank you again for everything and maybe we will meet again in the future.

Best Regards,
Dan Dunphy

Internet Technologies (X52-9742) - Summer 2000

From Enrique Sallent - Sent Thu 8/31/2000 11:08 AM

Hi, Sam,

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

From Scott Satin - Sent Mon 5/8/2000 11:14 PM

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.

Take care,

From Dan Jensen - Sent Tue 5/9/2000 10:23 AM

Dear Sam,

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.


From Tais Melillo - Sent Tue 5/9/2000 10:45 AM

Thank you very much for your dedication. I'm sure I learnt a lot. Not being a computer person, it was an accomplishment!

From Yoshit Rastogi - Sent Tue 5/9/2000 1:04 PM

Hi Sam,

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..

From Samuel Earle - Sent Tue 5/9/2000 4:02 PM


Thanks for all the terrific teaching... It has helped me in the right direction immensely.

From John Aksoy - Sent Wed 5/10/2000 9:20 AM

Thank you for the class, it was great!

Stay in touch and if you ever need anything, please give me a call.


John Aksoy
Director of Operations
Sixth Avenue Electronics City

From Anne-Marie Perrin - Sent Wed 5/10/2000 10:41 AM

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.

From Sandra O'hara - Sent Wed 5/10/2000 11:06 AM

It was great taking your class - I honestly have learned a lot and hope to put it to good use.


From Shawn Baldwin - Sent Wed 6/12/2000 8:34 PM


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

From Martin Brausewetter - Sent Sat 4/29/2000 7:41 PM

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.

Gratefully yours,
Martin Brausewetter

From George Lamont - Sent Sat 5/13/2000 6:06 PM


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.

Take care,
George Lamont

In-house Internet Technologies class at HBO - May 2000

From Rebecca Moret - Sent Wed 5/3/2000 9:00 AM

I really enjoyed your class yesterday. You make learning entertaining and easy to absorb.

See ya Friday

From Maria Fazio - Sent Tues 6/13/2000 2:13 PM


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.