The system that you’ve developed for teaching Operators chemical dosing problems is pure genius. This is truly a fool proof method that every Operator has the capacity to learn and use in and out of the classroom. What makes this a truly effective system is visualization of the data, minimization of conversion errors and continuity of using units and the solution bridge to solve the problem.
Thank you for your contribution to this industry, you are truly at the top of your field, especially in your ability to understand how Operators think and present concepts in a way that allows them to get it.
I find these classes very helpful in preparing for the exam and enjoy learning about the various ways treatment plants are operated around the country. I remember when I was studying for my Grade 1 & 2 exams on my own, I struggled and felt like I was not learning anything other than memorizing facts and equations. But taking your course last year in preparation for my Grade 3 made me wish I had taken your course earlier.
I would like to thank you guys for the work you do and your level of dedication to the advancement of wastewater operators everywhere. I passed my exam April 11th and I am so glad it’s over with, lol. You gave me the tools to do the job and I made it happen, but it’s the right tools that can make all the difference. You are the only teachers I will ever use going forward and the only teachers I will recommend, hands down. You will never know how much this means to me, but I can tell you it’s the world. Thank you both so much.
James D. Anderson
You and Eric are doing a great service to the wastewater industry with your classes. Eric’s method of teaching engages students, and the RR track method of teaching the math gets around memorization and lack of algebra skills. I can’t believe I’m already taking the Grade 5 exam. I started in this industry only 5 ½ years ago. For the Grades 2, 3, and 4 exams, Eric paved the way for my success. I had to study on my own, but the tools he gave me were invaluable to pass those exams.
I haven’t received my results back from the test yet but I am confident that I passed. I felt prepared for the exam due in a large (part) to taking your class. Everything I had on the exam was covered in your class. The short cuts you showed us, like…how to determine MCRT with System, Effluent and wasting setup and how to quickly determine F to M ratio was a big time saver. I was able to complete the exam, go over all the questions with 10 minutes to spare on a 2 1/2 hr exam. Thank you very much.
Jose Juarez Jr.
Just received my results for the April Grade III wastewater exam, I am very delighted to announce that with your help I finally passed it, hooray!!!! Thanks so much Mr. Eric for having patience on our last day of our study course despite most of the class not understanding the concept of the railroad method, but I made it my mission to learn all the necessities from the book I was given from your class and after many long hours IT FINALLY MADE SENSE! Keep up the outstanding work you do for us operators, my hat goes off to you and Patti, see you guys soon in the Grade 4 class! #SomeonePinchMe…
Maurice (Mike) Morrisey
As I walked out of class on the last day having got only one of the eight math problems correct in the practice exam, I was excited knowing I had all the tools and knowledge to pass the grade 3 exam. I am not a quick study, but everything was laid out clearly in class, so all I have to do is go home and get to work. After about a week it all started to come together, and by test time I had the math down. It was a good feeling to have the ability to work through all the math and then decide what problem I was going to X out. Now [that I] have passed my grade 3 wastewater it feels so good that my income and opportunities have just increased. So if you want to improve your life, put on your big boy pants and get down to the nearest Wastewater Technology Trainers class, do the work and change your life.
Worth its weight in gold, all courses. The Grade III exam was almost easy after taking Grade III courses with less than 4 weeks to study and no sleep the night before the exam. Thank you, Patti & Eric!
I have been in the wastewater treatment profession for over 30 years, the last 23 as a state technical assistance provider. I recently attended Eric’s Advanced Activated Sludge Process Control and Optimization class and can truly say, hands down, it was the most informative and interesting class of the many I have taken over the years. Eric is a highly energetic and engaging presenter and is obviously passionate about his work and teachings. He brings with him a vast knowledge of the subject matter and is very capable of explaining engineering principles in a manner that operators can understand. If you want to be the best operator that you can be, this is one class you should not miss.
Eric Wahlberg…is hands down an amazing teacher. I learned so much from his teaching and I’m going to pass my V in April! Eric teaches in a professional way and wants you to LEARN why you’re doing what you do. He teaches and stresses to KNOW wastewater and to never stop learning even beyond your Grade V… Two years ago I took a Grade V review class by (California trainer from out-of-state) which was basically just a bunch of practice exams…with information on how to pass a test. I didn’t LEARN anything and got scared of the V. There’s so much difference in the way WWTT teaches and I just wanted you two to know how thankful I am to have taken his class this last week.
I just received my results from the grade 3 exam and I wanted to let you know that I PASSED! Feeling very excited. I have to tell you that your class helped me immensely. I want to thank you for teaching me how to do the math. It makes doing the math much more understandable. I look forward to seeing you for the grade 4/5 review in February. Again, thank you.
Matthew A Burggraff
Just want to let you know that I passed the grade III with no problems. I did put in 40 plus hours of studying but your information and knowledge is paramount to passing with ease. I almost feel like passing out from all this passing.
I just wanted to advise you that I received notification from SWRCB of a passing score for the October 2014 Grade V WWTP Operator examination in yesterday’s mail. I am grateful to you both for providing such an excellent program. In my opinion, there is no equal to what you offer in terms of comprehensive operator exam preparation and value for the money. However, as good as this program is, I feel that the combination of an open mind, dedication and practice of the course material was the true price of success. Now that my certification goal has been met, I am looking forward to attending at least one of the other classes offered by WWTT. I will also continue to recommend your courses to anyone who may be interested in attaining operator certification.
I just received results from the Grade I exam, and I did in fact pass. Thank you so much for all your help, you provided me the foundation to study upon, and I knew I got 100% on the math, despite being the ONLY person in the class to not understand it, I put in the time. Similarly to what I learned in The Military with the NAVY SEAL/S, failure is not an option. With that being said, I suppose that’s why I was so frustrated, not getting the methods. I will now use the same methods to study for my grade II and take that exam in April. Thank you again.
I just received the results of my exam in the mail. I passed the grade V exam! Thank you very much for the great training and preparation. And thanks for being an inspiration to want more than just a certificate. Since taking my first class with you in 2013 my orientation toward wastewater treatment has been transformed from a job that was interesting to a career that can be very rewarding. I thank you and Patti for your positive contribution to my life and to the profession as a whole. Be well and keep doing what you do!