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What Our Alumni Are Saying

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  • J. Carroll (Saturday, November 11 17 01:40 pm EST)

    I just completed the state exam for adjusters. I know that had I not had such a well-versed instructor as D.C. Sharpe, there is no way I would’ve passed today’s state exam the first time. His five day class is both educational and presented in such a manner as to make sense to somebody new to the industry. Thank you for the great preparation, and thank you Mr. Sharpe!

  • Arelys Chavez (Saturday, August 26 17 08:06 am EDT)

    I did not mind learning about insurance at 8 in the morning everyday because Vic alleviated the process with his exceptional teaching tactics. I recommend this course to all newcomers to the industry. I walked into the course with minimal knowledge and stepped out the last day confident I would pass my P/C exams. I passed on my first attempt the Saturday following the week of instruction.
    The test was challenging but Vic definitely prepared me for it.

  • G and M (Saturday, August 05 17 12:37 am EDT)

    Mr. Powell
    I just wanted you to know me and my wife both passed the State Exam the very first time we took it this week !! I won't say it was a piece of cake because it wasn't, BUT I feel like that you had us prepared when we got there. I'll have to admit that I was feeling a bit overwhelmed after the first couple days of class and wasn't sure how I was going to do. I was wondering if I had gotten too old to be able to grasp this much information in such a short time. Just like we were told though, after a few days, it started to sink in and we were talking insurance by the end of the week. Neither me nor my wife knew ANYTHING about insurance before we took the class and this whole idea about us opening our own company has just come about within the last 6 weeks. Talk about a crash course !! Failure wasn't an option though so between having an awesome instructor and us putting in the necessary study time, we pulled it off. I just wanted to tell you again how much I appreciate everything you put into the class and if it wasn't for you, I seriously doubt we'd be getting our license at this point. I even told the ladies at the testing facility that if I could choose any instructor to take that class from, I'd choose you 10 times out of 10. You made the class interesting and that made it a lot easier to learn. If you ever wonder whether you make a difference or not, YOU DO !! Thank you again from the bottom of my heart.

    G & M H

  • LM (Saturday, August 05 17 12:31 am EDT)

    Mr. Powell,

    The weekend is over and I think that I'm still on a high from passing the state exam. My only regret after passing is that in my excitement over passing the exam that I could not deliver a handspring or cartwheel for your entertainment due to degenerative arthritis in my knees. However the zeal and joy was in my heart and I was cartwheeling for you in my spirit. I am so thankful to have passed the state exam on the first attempt, as my level of frustration to retain this information was at a peak! But it's all over least until I decide to see you again in class to obtain my life insurance license. However I expect a new set of stories for that class. :-)

    You are such a blessed man of God; blessed by Him with an ability to teach others with zeal and humor, blessed with a patience for students that some can only dream of having such patience, blessed with an ability to pour pearls of faith into others by encouraging them with words as you see their potential for them. The insurance material that you teach is arduous and dry, but you deliver it with a punch of humor that makes it palatable and much easier to digest. Thank you for your intellect and insight on how to deliver a message that keeps one's interest. I was sincere when I told you that I would sit through your class again just for the sheer entertainment. :-)

  • BV (Saturday, August 05 17 12:28 am EDT)

    Mr. Powell
    Not sure if you remember me I was in your class June 26th – 28th. I mentioned I had just relocated to the area from Florida.

    I have been meaning to send this for weeks now, life just gets so busy! Either way, I PASSED both my Health /Life Insurance exams on my first try. Whoo Hoo! I wanted to let you know how grateful I am to you for taking the time and putting in the effort to teaching me the material.

    I have sat through countless dreadful college lectures. I can honestly say that your passion , enthusiasm and will to help your students learn is beyond what I have experienced in the past. It is truly refreshing to find people that still genuinely care. Please continue on with the same vigor to educate all your future students. While I understand not all might appreciate it or even pursue this , at times rigorous, career keep in mind that all your effort is not in vain. I wish you and your family all the best!

    Sincerely Thankful,

  • Melinda Marr (Wednesday, April 26 17 10:43 am EDT)

    Mr. Powell was a wonderful teacher. He was easy to follow and if any student wasn't "getting it" he would immediately stop and review until all the class "got it". Very nice man and a great sense of humor. I would recommend taking any course that Mr. Powell teaches.

  • Sue Dix (Wednesday, April 12 17 10:40 am EDT)

    A big shout out to Mr. Sharpe! The class was tough no doubt and I didn't think I'd be able to remember everything needed, but with his tips and teaching style, I passed the P&C State Exam on the 1st try!!!

  • F. White (Thursday, January 05 17 09:48 am EST)

    Sandra Finger was an awesome teacher!! Listening to her explain Life Insurance Licensing and give examples was a great help to me. I took the Life Insurance exam and passed on the first attempt. Hooray!!.

  • Demetra Poag (Saturday, October 22 16 01:40 pm EDT)

    Vic was an awesome teacher! His knowledge of the industry was extremely helpful and he kept the content exciting and fun! I passed the life exam today and really enjoyed the class!

  • Z. Powers (Thursday, October 20 16 03:05 pm EDT)

    Mr. Powell,
    I had a great class. He points out everything in a very clear manner.His teaching method was very clear on all topics, very good teacher. I would recommend to anyone!

  • Donna Cochran (Wednesday, October 19 16 01:45 pm EDT)

    Mr. Sharpe was a great teacher. He was very knowledgeable. I loved his since of humor. The class was very tough though. Mr. Sharpe made it easy to pass.

  • Mr. Earley (Monday, October 17 16 11:13 am EDT)

    'Mr. Sharp was a wealth of experience in the field and some of his funny stories made a concept more memorable. The final class exam was much tougher than the state exam and as a result, after it was
    all said and done, I felt very prepared."

  • Demetrius Giger (Saturday, August 13 16 12:21 pm EDT)

    Took the accidental health course August 10-12 with Mrs. Finger. Returned home to take the exam August 13 and passed with flying colors. She was a pleasure to have as a teacher. She brought the
    simplicity out of difficult/confusing topics. Her experience allowed me to learn from her comfortably. She has a drive for teaching that is greatly appreciated.

  • Tosha Autry (Saturday, July 23 16 05:29 pm EDT)

    I took my courses here with Mr. Sharp and Mr. Sharpe. I cannot express the wonderful experience I had. I had been out of college for many years but these instructors will get you through it. The
    educational experience that you will receive here will not be just an educational experience but a life experience as well. I was very prepared for the state exam and look forward to educating myself
    here in the future. Thanks a bunch !!

  • TW (Tuesday, May 17 16 11:39 pm EDT)

    Mr. Sharpe,
    Thanks for everything, you were great, I passed. You were loud, clear, and humorous, and you prepared me well. During the exit exam you said I would pass the exam and I did. Thanks Mr. Sharpe, can I
    quote you insurance?

  • JM (Wednesday, May 04 16 12:17 am EDT)

    Mr. Powell
    Stepping into your class last Monday; I had no idea what to expect. As the week progressed I realized, with zero insurance experience, I was in over my head. The only thing I kept thinking about was
    how you said if I just pull with you and not against you, I WILL pass the state exam. Your willingness to serve as an instructor is exceptionally thought out and planned. The way you present and
    execute the material is down to a science where you understand how individuals process and store information. I am coming to you this evening to let you know I passed my adjusters exam yesterday. As
    much as I wanted to tell you personally, I grabbed one of your business cards on day one knowing that I am going to email you as soon as I passed the exam the first time. Thanks again for everything
    that you did to help me become successful!

  • Tara Fickling (Friday, April 29 16 05:08 pm EDT)

    You're awesome! Sandra was the best teacher for the test!!!!! I had gone to a course and failed 5 times but after going to this course 1 time was needed!!!!!! Awesome!!!!!

  • Regina Watson (Wednesday, March 16 16 08:09 pm EDT)

    I was first licensed in 2008 and lost my license due to not keep up with CE hours had to take the class all over and I will say it was the best learning experience and wonderful environment. Their
    goal is for you to be successful and I went passed the first time and have my career back I have been back in the industry since 2015 and had took and passed the state test and was hired in no time.
    Very grateful to have had such a impressive instructor. And a owner that gets such great joy of helping you start your career. Thank you I am very blessed.

  • Joe (Wednesday, March 16 16 06:48 pm EDT)

    I love your office staff... Marie especially is always pleasant and fun.

D.C. Sharpe

"Mr. Sharpe was very great and his knowledge of the subject matter was high level."

Dan Sharp

"Over 20 years ago I took an insurance class from I.E.S. and let my license go. To my surprise when I walked in the room there he was, Dan Sharp. He was the same instructor I had the first time. I was very happy to see him because he did such a great job the first time....I passed, again."

Mr. Powell

"Mr. Powell made things easy to understand and he was patient. Thank you for managing appropriately other student's questions and keeping the focus for the rest of the class."

Mr. Powell

"Mr. Powell's style of teaching gave me everything I needed to prepare myself for the exams. He has the perfect combination of knowledge, personality, control, and patience. I would feel very fortunate to end up in another course led by him."  J. Barber

Mrs. Finger

"Mrs. Finger was a joy. She made the class very simple and easy to understand. I like that she was very passionate about teaching."

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