Thank you for such a wonderful week of growth and development. You and Eric have provided me with a wealth of knowledge and the tools I need not only to ace the upcoming grade III exam, but to help me gain a clearer understanding (hopefully “crystal” in time!) of the wastewater world and all of its components.
From voicemail message: “This is Marco, and I didn’t pass my April exam, but I just passed my October exam. What happened was I had went over all my notes, even comments Eric had made in my Grade II Handout, and I studied I studied I studied, like my eyes were bleeding, and I ended up passing. I just wanted to tell you guys thank you, keep doing what you’re doing, it really works. The aha moment popped up in my head, and tell Eric I said, ‘Wastewater math is AWESOME!’ I love you guys. Thank you thank you thank you so much for your dedication, and for believing in me even when I didn’t.”
I failed the Grade II after taking a Grade II class with another trainer and then I tried an online class, but I still didn’t pass. My boss said if I didn’t pass the next one, I’d find myself in the soup line. Fellow operators recommended WWTT, so I signed up for the Grade II and then I put my nose to the grindstone. Eric teaches with a passion and excitement and keeps students up front and paying attention. That’s what makes all the difference, and makes this training stand out from other trainers. When I took the exam that third time, the answers just came flying out of my pencil. I felt so confident when I walked out, because I knew I had aced it.
Wastewater Technology Trainers is a must for anyone who is an operator or looking to get into the field. Eric does a great job of breaking down the different processes and his way of teaching math is a great help. I recommend his class to anyone with or without experience. They have helped me pass exams and make themselves available when you have questions. Thanks guys for your hard work.
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.