Student Testimonials from New Horizons Atlanta

New Horizons Atlanta strives to deliver a consistent top-of-class-training experience. Learn how our innovative learning methods impact our students:



Richard Morgan, NHCentral

SQL Querying Fundamentals, Part 1

"My instructor was great. He explained SQL in a manner easy to understand and answered all of our questions. He also made the class entertaining and fun. I really enjoyed it and am looking forward for the next class tomorrow."

SQL Querying, Advanced

"Richie was an outstanding instructor - he made complex material comprehensible and helped us apply to what we do here day to day. What could have been a dull, monotonous class was upbeat and engaging. I cannot give enough praise to Richie! Thanks for all the new knowledge!"

55123 Writing Reports with Report Builder & SSRS

"Richie taught with enthusiasm, which is difficult in a normal setting, but I imagine even harder when teaching virtually. I was interested in what he had to say, and he held my attention. It was also clear that he knew exactly what he was talking about and was able to come up with examples that weren't shown in the text."

Marty Shepard, NHCentral

Word 2016, Part 3

"Marty is a very knowledgeable trainer; I look forward to taking more classes with her in the future."

SQL Querying Fundamentals, Part 2

"Marty is a very organized, polished trainer utilizing this method of teaching online. The class was on time, even with questions or issues. It was a great class."

PowerPoint 2013, Part 1

"Marty was awesome! She was very patient and unlike other instructors I've had, if there were issues with the labs, instead of telling me to go back and watch the video, she waited for people to get their labs working. She helped people navigate the difficulty of the lab. She didn't try to rush through it. She was great."

Peter de Lastic, NHCentral

Access 2019, Part 2

"Great, patient with students, and answered even the stupidest of questions like they were the most insightful. This is all more impressive because he had to essentially teach the class 3 times in 1. Once as usual. Once for the guy who could not follow along at pace. And once more when he had to remote into hands-on assist the guy who could not follow along at pace. Seriously. I'm not joking, he kept his cool and never came off as annoyed or irritated or anything, it was impressive. Serious 10/10 would learn again."

Excel 2019, Part 2

"Peter de Lastic is an excellent instructor! He goes exactly the right pace, encourages participation and brings up things that he knows could be issues or helpful for students now or in the future. EXCELLENT! I'd take a class taught by him any day! Thank you so much!"

Access 2016, Part 2

"Peter's an amazing instructor who provides phenomenal student support and uses real-life examples during his lessons! I'd love to take further trainings with him!"

CompTIA IT Fundamentals+

"Peter was an excellent instructor. I didn't know what to expect at first, but after the first 2 hours day 1, this guy knows his stuff (to put it mildly). He used real life examples as they related to the subject matter, occasional humor, and was very time conscious. Kept things moving along, took more time for explanation when needed. I was a little ... no ... a lot disappointed when he said he was not teaching my next training. I hope to enjoy the next instructor as I did you. GREAT JOB SIR!!!!”

CompTIA IT Fundamentals+

"Pete was awesome. He shared great, relevant stories, real-world practical examples, and even some wisdom that was tangential to the class but gave a richer context for the material being studied. He has a nice sense of humor and made the class super enjoyable. Great instructor!"
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Jeremy Legatzke, NHCentral

Excel 2016, Part 2

"Jeremy is knowledgeable. He is enthusiastic, friendly and has a good sense of humor to draw student attention. Great class."

OneNote 2016

"Jeremy was very engaging and attentive. He made sure that everyone was keeping up without making the others feel as though they were having to wait on those being helped. To say that Jeremy is knowledgeable is an understatement. I have a tendency to "read ahead" and lose interest if the instructor is simply reading to me. Jeremy made it feel more like a conversation than just reading to a class. I hope to have him as an instructor again."

Excel 2010, Part 2

"If ALL teachers are like Jeremy, this SHOULD be a required course for all companies. Just AMAZING!!!"

Tom Schwirian, NHCentral

Project Management Fundamentals

"After this fundamentals course has helped me confirm that Project Management is the career path that I want to pursue further!! I loved Tom's personality and positivity he brought to the course! I'd definitely take another course by him again."

Excel 2016, Part 2

"Not only was Tom clearly very experienced with excel, his excitement for the subject matter was infectious! I have never enjoyed online classes because there is always such a disconnect but I felt like I was in a classroom with him the whole time. He was very patient with explaining things twice if someone missed something and his knowledge of the software was evident when he was able to trouble shoot our problems quickly and then explained what had happened so we knew WHY there was a problem rather than just what the problem was. I would be thrilled to take another one of his classes!"

Jason Hollandsworth, NHCentral

Project Management Essentials

"Jason a.k.a. "Hoss" is a great instructor and I really enjoy attending when he is teaching. He allows the group to bring in local practices and discuss them freely, allowing us to solve problems through the application of learned knowledge."

ITIL 4 Foundation

"I was concerned about taking this class online. Jason did an amazing job! His energy and delivery made this an amazing class. I could not give him one thing to improve upon - just keep up the good work!"

CompTIA Project+ Certification

"My instructor really helped me understand everything. I was using a bit of this in real life, and had no clue what I was doing honestly. Now I am motivated to continue on for more certs and using this knowledge to be better at my job."

Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)

"Hoss was a delight to have and gave great examples. Hoss also broke down all the information and made everything enjoyable and learnable for everyone!"

Mona Cross, NHCentral

Time Management

"She showed how time management can be worked when her internet shut down on her. She stayed calm and collected. She even did a fair warning that due to weather... she was able to be the example of time management. Bad situation that turned into a plus for the class."

Presentation Skills

"Mona was a great teacher. She kept the class engaged not only with open-ended questions, but with real-life situations and relatable examples. I felt comfortable and motivated to participate in discussion in her class."

Project 2016, Part 2

"Ms. Cross's delivery was excellent and her patience with multiple connection challenges was SO ENCOURAGING for the whole class. She helped me to get back on track within moments of my technical departure."

Custom Excel 2016

"Mona is the best! This is my second time with her, and I always learn things I had no clue existed. And she makes it a fun learning environment."

Outlook 2016, Part 2

"Mona was fantastic - I enjoyed her class and I learned so much. She is a great instructor."

Time Management

"I think Mona was outstanding, I wish I had co-workers like her. She is a keeper.”

Outlook 2016, Part 1

"When I logged in this morning, I was excited to see the Miss Mona was my instructor again. This is the third class that I have had with her, so I knew that it was going to be a great class!"

Dan Russell, NHCentral

55054 Mastering Microsoft Project 2013

"I am a kinesthetic learner, so Dan's teaching style was especially effective for me. Often, instructors do not take the class through performing the activities themselves, but because Dan did, it enhanced my learning ability."

PRINCE2 Foundation

"Dan did a good job and shared his knowledge of the subject and used real world examples to help us understand. I enjoyed the class."

CompTIA Security+ Certification

"Mr. Russell was very knowledgeable and did an excellent job teaching this class! I came in with very little experience in this information and he tied things to examples that I would understand. Great job Mr. Russell!"

CompTIA Network+ Certification

"Very good instructor. Taught the material in a way that was easy to understand for someone just getting into networking. Highly recommend and commend him as an instructor."

CompTIA A+ 

"I have taken over 20+ I.T related courses. Professor Dan is the best professor. He makes complicated subjects easy to learn. I have learned so much from just the one week in class than I have in months from other courses. Dan is the MAN."

Jason Pugh, NHCentral

Extending Your Sphere of Influence

"Jason was fantastic. He encouraged participation, gave real world examples. He also remembers each of the participants and used his knowledge of them to draw conclusions for the examples he was speaking of. One of the best NH trainers I've had."

Developing Successful Interpersonal Skills

"Jason has the ability to hold your attention. I tend to get bored / easily sidetracked with lectures but this was not the case with this class. I cannot fully attribute this to the desire to learn these skills. Jason has a great engaging personality and he is good at making everyone feel comfortable. I look forward to taking another one of his classes. Thank you!"

Business Writing

"Mr. Pugh had engaged the class. He wanted us to hear what we had to say and asked those questions to where I had to think about how I do my business writing. I have been in this type of class before and I can honestly say I got more with Mr. Pugh then I ever did in my past. Love his teaching style."

Extending Your Sphere of Influence

"Jason was one of the best instructors I've had in all of my different training throughout my career. Very knowledgeable, energetic, and passionate."

Emil Rodgers, NHCentral

Excel 2016, Part 3

"He speaks well, and he really keeps a clean flow during his teaching. He's easy to follow and I feel I get a great memorable lesson especially when he shows how to trouble shoot or what you might come across and why."

20779 Analyzing Data with Excel

"Emil is a fantastic, engaging instructor who makes it easy to understand the material. He was very interactive with the labs and made it easier to understand.”

10994 Data Analysis Fundamentals with Excel

"Excellent instruction for all learning levels. Great sense of humor that made him very relatable and easy to understand. I like how he explained the WHAT and the WHY in detail before the demonstrations, so I understood what the goal was. I've had instructors that just show what to click and that doesn't help at all if I don't understand why I am doing something. Emil was great at explaining all of that.”

Doni Helms, NHCentral

CompTIA A+

"Excellent presentation skills. In-depth knowledge of subject matter and outside of subject matter. Excellent with answering questions in a very professional manner!! Doni is a positive mentor for all of his students, me included!"

CompTIA A+, Certification

"I was an audit student for the Comptia A plus certification course with professor Doni Helms and I have to say that I am really impressed with his master knowledge in the subject. I also would like to thanks New Horizon for the opportunity and for having such a great instructor."

CompTIA A+

"Only gave him a 10 cause your system didn't offer a higher number. This gentleman has a KNACK for teaching, obviously loves it and it shows. He genuinely helped me understand the more difficult sections of the course without ever appearing condescending. Give this man a raise!"

Yabrinya Tisdale, NHCentral

Excel 2016, Part 2

"Yabrinya was knowledgeable, engaging and made a class that could come across as boring fun and informative. She was an excellent instructor and I truly felt like I learned some new skills."

David Humes, NHCentral

Excel 2019, Part 1

“David went over a lot of information and explained it well. I loved all the shortcuts he showed us. That was something I will use often in my field. He was very knowledgeable in this topic and gave a lot of great examples."

Word 2016, Part 3

"Having now taken a few classes with NH, I would say David is extremely knowledgeable in the course content. He provides extra tips and information to assist in preparing for exams. Top notch! Easy-going teaching style, but still gets the point across. The music pre-class and during breaks is a nice touch."

Brian Cochenour, NHCentral

10997 Office 365 Administration

"Brian is a rock star... Great delivery on the subject matter and always answered questions."

MS-100 Microsoft 365 Identity and Services

"I was concerned about taking this class because the instructor in the prerequisite class talked over my head a lot. I appreciated that Brian explained everything clearly, in easy-to-understand terms for a novice and used a lot of visuals to help explain. That, along with his expert knowledge, make him an exceptional online instructor."

10962 Advanced Automated Administration w/ Windows PowerShell

"Brian was the perfect instructor. He placed a lot of emphasis on using real-life examples in his sessions so that we could relate to the material being covered. He was pleasant and very receptive to questions and welcomed feedback throughout each day. I honestly can't say enough about Brian as an instructor. I was a little apprehensive doing an online virtual training from home, but this is now my preferred format! Everything was smooth and it was nice to learn something new from the comfort of my own space. All in all, this was time well-spent."

Shawn Bolan, NHCentral

10979 Introduction to Microsoft Azure for IT Professionals

"Shawn was absolutely outstanding. This was hands-down the best run training class I've ever taken part in. He runs the course efficiently, gets the topics out to you without doing a "death by PowerPoint." He was easy to understand, communicated the information really well, and was very helpful with one-on-one help with any questions we had. Shawn was really truly an awesome instructor!"

Eric Satterfield, NHCentral

Excel 2016, Part 1

"Eric did a great job instructing and making the class informative and fun!"

Microsoft Teams

"I know many people at Lincoln Financial Group have taken this course. Eric’s passion and enthusiasm for the material and software, was infectious. He is a skilled instructor and it was enjoyable to learn the material from him."

Lynn Trapp, NHCentral

ITIL4 Foundation

"Exceptional instructor, very knowledgeable and personal and approachable."

Oracle 12c SQL Fundamentals

"Lynn is very informative. He explain everything step by step that I can easily understand."

Hamish MacFarlane, NHCentral

Excel 2016, Part 1

"Hamish MacFarlane was a very engaged instructor, encouraged questions, answered questions in a timely manner and made sure to tell everyone they were doing a great job and a few students who had issues with Excel, he helped them and made sure everyone else had something to practice in the meantime. I would take a class with him again.”

Excel 2016, Part 3

"I really enjoy taking the class with Hamish. He is very easy to understand, and he simplifies the course. He is also very helpful in assisting the class and answering our questions."

Charles Watkins, NHCentral

10985 Intro to SQL Databases

"Of the 4 New Horizons courses I've taken Charles was the best instructor. He made learning applicable to real world scenarios and presented the subject matter in a manner that made learning fun. I hope the next course I take through New Horizons is taught by Charles. His approach to teaching made the material stick as well as made me very comfortable with the topic."

10982 Supporting/Troubleshooting Windows 10

"Charles needs to be commended to the highest degree for his training abilities. Not only is he a technical Jedi, he is extremely personable. He kept our attention the entire time with his energetic personality, delightful banter and crowd participation.”

10961 Automating Administration with Windows PowerShell

"Charles provided a very engaging and genuinely upbeat atmosphere on a daily basis. He is obviously interested in the technology and wants to share that with his class, and that is clearly his goal throughout the week."


"What I liked about Charles is he was very patient with questions, liked to provide value add comments and examples. I do wish he had done all 5 days, even though I thoroughly enjoyed Kirk."

Karen Botwinik, NHCentral

Adobe Photoshop CC, Part 1

"Karen was amazing. As someone who had never used Photoshop before, Karen was super helpful and went at a fantastic pace. She answered all of my questions and never made me feel like I was silly for asking anything. She took the time to try and get to know each of us, which really helped make this feel like it was a team effort between all of the participants and the instructor. Overall, she made the experience more enjoyable than I could have imagined.”

Adobe InDesign CC Part 2

"Ms. Botwinik was a great instructor. She gave us so many great tips, more than what was in the outline and book. She has so much knowledge. I will sign up for another class with her. She answered everyone's questions and was so professional and pleasant."

Jim Lifter, NHCentral

2016/2019 Data Analysis with Pivot Tables

"Awesome instructor! Hope to have him back for expert-level excel classes!”

Lose The Drama

"Jim is fantastic and teaches a multitude of training courses! He is really such a positive person to lead these classes during this scary time caused by the Coronavirus."

Alan Harrah, NHCentral


"Alan brought real world scenarios to the material. His method for remembering Symmetric Crypto was great. I can't forget it now. Thank you for that!!! That is just one of the many items in this class that he helped me look at in a different manner.”

Aubrey Kaigler, NHCentral

Project Management Professional Certification Preparation

"Professor Kaigler was extremely knowledgeable on this course and definitely enhanced the class by real time examples. The PMP course is intense but the pace Mr. Kaigler presented enabled me to obtain and understand the key concepts and theories that are needed to PASS the PMP 6th EDITION EXAM!”

John Suhr, NHCentral

ITIL 4 Foundation

"Fantastic job. You were easy to understand and gave great info."

Steven Andrews, NHCentral

20740 Installation, Storage, & Compute with Windows Server 2016

"Outstanding job delivering the material. We definitely got our monies worth! Thank you Steven!"


I have been taking online classes from New Horizons. The teachers are wonderful, if a student is struggling they stop and help them catch up. I have learned so much which helps with my job. I have signed up for several more classes and can't wait to take them. I would refer New Horizons to anyone who is looking to learn better computer skills. It's a great place to learn not only do they have online classes but they also have classrooms.

- Beverly Figgins

Great experience with the ITIL training I received from them. I would use them again.

- Randy Geeslin

My SQL instructor, Richie, was AMAZING! He was able to connect the course work with real life experiences to help us understand the processes. He had a great attitude and was always open to questions! I would recommend Richie to anyone!

- Holly Gabrie

I thoroughly enjoyed the class setting. The instructors (I took 2 classes) had real world examples to explain the concepts & took the time when any questions came up.

- Erika Howell

This class was very informative. Our instructor was knowledgeable and made the class fun and easy to understand.

- Stephany Cloer

Well worth the cost. A great resource to improve your skills as a professional.

- Morgan Bryant

I loved my training at New Horizons computer learning center because their instructors are committed, dedicated, and professional. I will recommend this center to anybody who is in need of computer learning.

- Eugene Koudouvo-Akolly

Excellent and engaging curriculum with helpful, enthusiastic instructors. Highly recommend.

- Nivesh Oudit

I really enjoyed Excel 102 session. It was very informative and easy to understand.

- Gregory Ginsburg

I took the Beginner Excel class for my job. It was way less stressful than I had anticipated. Very educational and useful to what I need it for. The instructor was very down to earth and was easy to follow. Will definitely be using NH for future classes.

- Angel Wilcox

Great instructor with Tracy. Loved the class and learned a great deal. I'll be taking more classes in the future. Woodward Management We worked with the company to design a custom class to be held on our site. They were very easy to work with and highly professional. Our instructor did an amazing job. Will look to use them again in the future.

- TJ Wood

We contacted New Horizons when an employee of mine who had attended an academic excel class and was not very impressed, she referred Mona Cross as an instructor. The process went seamless, meeting with Allison Cartwright to figure out how we wanted to organize the classes and the content we wanted presented. Mona was a great instructor and we received a lot of positive feedback from our staff. Thank you, New Horizons! We will ask New Horizons to come back soon!

- Jeanne Hudson
CKS Packaging

The facility is great. The instruction was great. The curriculum was great.

- Brendalynne Duncan

I've found the courses here to be helpful. Sometimes the communication between the learning center and the actual teachers is a little slow, but overall, I've liked the courses.

- Susan Kridler

Very Accommodating. I have a visual disability and light is an issue for me. They were very accommodating in ensuring I had a space that I can work in that did not affect my vision. Also, the staff was very helpful. Ellie, in particular, who was my POC, ensured that everything was set up for me in advance of my arrival.

- Karen Smith

The training was great. The instructors provided clear instructions at a pace beneficial for all students. Everything was consistent and met my expectations. Will Smith Great class, and very responsive instructor. The course helped me in improving the work quality and productivity. I was able to apply many aspects learnt to my day-to-day work straight away.

- Vinu Chandran

Working with Allison at New Horizons has been an absolute pleasure! She facilitated us through the entire sign up process for our company coupon pool as well as helped with course registrations. It was easy to sign up and easy to follow along with the instructors that led the classes. We first sought out New Horizons Computer Learning Center for Excel training and found they had much more to offer from the entire suite of Microsoft programs as well as leadership and human resources classes! The classes can be taken online or in person, whichever fit our employees learning styles better. I would highly recommend New Horizons to others.

- Meghan Curtas

The Excel class was very helpful. I plan to take additional classes. The staff was amazing. Lorraine at the Perimeter location was very helpful.

- Yvonne Plott

The content and examples used during our training class(es) were applicable and relevant. The instructor was engaging, responsive and enthusiastic. The two-day course I attended was fantastic and I will definitely be attending more courses through New Horizons when time permits. I highly recommend.

- David Mansour

Great class highly recommended.

- Earnest Wright

Trey was such a Great help arranging Instructor Led Power Point course 1 and 2.

- Crystal Carter

My classroom experience with Dr. Donnie Helms was very informative. Everything that could possibly be incorporated in a certification test Dr. Helms covered in proficiently and whereas it was easy to grasp. I am very grateful to Ms. Powell, Dr. Helms and the rest of the staff at New Horizons Learning Center. The mid-day chocolate chip cookies were a welcomed touch daily. I'd recommend your Center to anyone that wants to into the IT field.

- Wave King

I had a very pleasant experience at the center where I completed my training course! I will definitely be returning to complete other courses. The course that I completed had an engaging instructor that used real-world examples to help us realize ways that the course material was valuable and could be implemented.

- Mahalia Paul

I took their Captivate 2017 course. My instructor Ryan was fantastic. Great teacher. Very knowledgeable and patient with new users. Literally nothing was a dumb question. I could not have done my job as well without this training and they did a great job. Cons - There were a few technical issues during the training. People getting kicked out of the session or given inaccurate login information. These were minor mishaps that were resolved in a manner of minutes or seconds. Overall - great program!

- Nathan Kristjanson

I first attended classes at New Horizons in 1996 and the experience was great. The classes helped me become more efficient, innovative, and creative in my position as a Human Resources Project Manager. When I made the decision to redirect my career, research led me to realize that in order to compete I needed to brush up on my computer skills, learn some new software, and get some certifications. I immediately thought of New Horizons, gave them a call and enrolled in a program to become a Microsoft Office Specialist and get certifications in PowerPoint and Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator CC. I've not yet completed all of the classes; however, updating my resume with the certificates for the classes I have completed thus far has increased my visibility and improved the job matches that Recruiters are sending me. Thanks to New Horizons I believe that I am on my way to finding my dream job...soon.

- Sheryl Green

Great class!!!!!

- Connie Prisock

Great facility, Great instructor, very helpful staff.

- Jonathan Clark

Great location, knowledgeable instructors, efficient learning in-class or online. A positive learning environment. An example of "ladies and gentlemen serving ladies and gentlemen". I'd highly recommend this experience for anyone wishing to advance their IT prowess.

- Utivius Patterson

Cassandra Powell was awesome!! She was great to work with and very professional. Her advice was thoughtful and accurate. Whenever I had a question or concern, she got back to me with suggestions or helpful information quickly. I would work with Cassandra again in the future.

- Lovetta Roufs

My company has used this facility multiple times. The staff is friendly & helpful! Tamesha Coleman New Horizons of Atlanta is a GREAT place to learn new computer skills or to build on your existing skills. The instructors are a wealth of knowledge. If you are looking to update your Microsoft Office skills or if you’re looking to get certified in Microsoft Office, I highly recommend New Horizons of Atlanta! They have a nice office located by Perimeter Mall which includes several classrooms and a testing center. The instructors, account managers, and staff are awesome and always so helpful. Give New Horizons a call to see how they can assist your computer learning needs. Ask for Jennifer, she will definitely take care of you!!!

- John Maxey

I went to New Horizons to earn my Microsoft Office Specialist certification. The courses were well taught, the instructors were well informed, the office staff was pleasant and courteous, and my account manager was responsive. It was an excellent experience. Needless to say, I passed all of my exams on the first try and I'm now a Microsoft Office Specialist!

- VL Head

The New Horizons staff has always been very professional. My department has done business with them for the last five years and our representative, Ellie is very knowledgeable and helpful with all our of needs. I highly recommend them for all your computer program classes. 

- Lisa Lewis

Our organization sends people to New Horizons for Microsoft training frequently, and the attendees always rave about how good it was. The sessions are highly interactive, allowing the learner hands-on practice. The staff is courteous, responsive and professional.

- Gordon Graham

These guys are excellent. I just recently taken a cisco class and the instructor was knowledgeable about everything cisco.

- Lance Horton

Allison was awesome to work with. She made sure she provided constant oversight, ensuring students were accommodated with training dates that best fit the student as well as my mission to provide workers to a government customer. Thanks Allison.

- Jason Britt

Training material applied well. Instructor was interesting and delivered content well.

- S lvy1939

Allison was very helpful, she worked with my coworkers and I when we had questions, she always answered them promptly.

- Heidi Coleman

Amazing place and customer service. Highly recommended.

- Kal Son

We were fortunate to have Owen Johnson lead us through Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and One Note. The sessions were well attended, and the feedback was very positive. Owen is a gifted teacher who does the prep work needed for a seamless training experience while leaving the students with surprising, valuable little-known tips. Thank you, Owen, for bringing your enthusiastic teaching style!

- Karen Walters
Atlanta Falcons
Atlanta United Mercedes-Benz Stadium

I've used them for two certifications so far and going back for a third. Very good training and a great team to help you go down the right I.T. path for you.

- Joshua Stewart