Here's a sample of the feedback that I've gathered about my teaching ability inside and outside of the classroom. If you're interested, my official feedback forms are available upon request.
Joel is very knowledgeable about programming and does a great job of making what is an intimidating field for many people feel more accessible. Joel showed that he is a personable guy who genuinely cares about his students' understanding of the course work. If I needed to stop to review something with him he was willing to do so. He also gave tips on other resources for learning about programming outside of class, which was helpful. I found the exercises and assignments that Joel had planned for the course were very well constructed in terms of being applicable to the course material, and in terms of being suitable for the skill level I was at. I highly recommend taking a class with Joel -- you'll learn a lot and have fun doing so!
- Zach Gottlieb, Skillshare Student
Having no background in computer science whatsoever, Joel has made my intro to this subject one that will keep me interested after the course is over. I think that having Joel as a teacher has given be a great first impression of programming. He is excited about what he does and that translates in his lectures. He is a fantastic teacher as he can explain a complex idea into simple, understandable parts. Joel is among the top teachers that I have had here. Classes like his give education the value that it should have but often lacks.
Great lectures, always willing to help and encourages questions.
Very helpful, very lenient, great teacher. Enthusiastic.
Very clear and thorough professor. Answers all questions with phenomenal clarity. Why does Joel not teach higher-level programming courses?!?!?! Would take him again.
The course was fantastic and I learned a lot about programming and Python. I'm going to try learning other languages after this class and will pursue a minor in Computer Science. Joel did a great job of breaking down concepts and answering all questions clearly.
Prof. Kemp moves at a perfect pace for people with no knowledge of programming.
- NYU students