Oz

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Oz

111 have dabbled | 25 reviews
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4.8 | 25 reviews
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Oz du Soleil

Oz du Soleil describes himself as a Data Mercenary with more than 10 years of experience with Data Management and Microsoft Excel. He freelances, helping small businesses with cleaning data, building data management apps and designing customized training programs.

Oz's training philosophy is that life doesn't show up as beginner, intermediate and advanced. You've got to react to what shows up. Therefore, Oz's courses target real-life themes or cross-sections of skills, not skill levels.

In 2008 Oz founded a nonprofit and lead as Executive Director until Spring 2012. He also has a passion for custom made hats, playing bass and spicy food.

ABOUT THIS TEACHER

Oz du Soleil describes himself as a Data Mercenary with more than 10 years of experience with Data Management and Microsoft Excel. He freelances, helping small businesses with cleaning data, building data management apps and designing customized training programs.

Oz's training philosophy is that life doesn't show up as beginner, intermediate and advanced. You've got to react to what shows up. Therefore, Oz's courses target real-life themes or cross-sections of skills, not skill levels.

In 2008 Oz founded a nonprofit and lead as Executive Director until Spring 2012. He also has a passion for custom made hats, playing bass and spicy food.

STUDENT EXPERIENCES

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    Melinda C.
    Reviewed on 10/28/13

    Oh how I wish I had taken this class five years ago! I would have saved so much time (not to mention blood, sweat, and tears). Oz did a great job of responding to the needs of the class, and ensuring that the information shared was relevant to our work. Great class!

    Oh how I wish I had taken this class five years ago! I would have saved so much time (not to mention blood, sweat, and tears). Oz did a great job of responding to the needs of the class, and ensuring that the information shared was relevant to our work. Great class!

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    Elda V.
    Reviewed on 09/26/13

    I really enjoyed the class and the teacher was awesome.

    I really enjoyed the class and the teacher was awesome.

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    Edie M.
    Reviewed on 09/24/13

    This class was exactly what I needed. I started putting what I learned into action the very next day.

    This class was exactly what I needed. I started putting what I learned into action the very next day.

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    Lynn Y.
    Reviewed on 09/18/13

    Course was very well presented. Oz moved at a pace that was comfortable, and related material to participants needs. He was a great instructor and I'm planning to attend more of his classes!

    Course was very well presented. Oz moved at a pace that was comfortable, and related material to participants needs. He was a great instructor and I'm planning to attend more of his classes!

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    Rob K.
    Reviewed on 09/10/13

    We were shown some new features and tricks available to Excel 2013 users.

    We were shown some new features and tricks available to Excel 2013 users.

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    Nate G.
    Reviewed on 05/27/13

    Oz is very knowledgeable in Excel and every class I've taken with him has been a good value for the money. He tries to help students with solve their real world problems which is helpful.

    Oz is very knowledgeable in Excel and every class I've taken with him has been a good value for the money. He tries to help students with solve their real world problems which is helpful.

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    Tuya B.
    Reviewed on 05/20/13

    Hands on instruction of building an app, which involved many steps, each of which was new to me and could be applied to various aspects of my work. A very comfortable and laid back environment was created and stupid questions were most welcome.

    Hands on instruction of building an app, which involved many steps, each of which was new to me and could be applied to various aspects of my work. A very comfortable and laid back environment was created and stupid questions were most welcome.

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    Mary T.
    Reviewed on 05/20/13

    The class was exactly as described. We learned the rationale for the steps of the project, how and when to use a number of important functions and, importantly, we got to practice these new skills a few times. I left with a better idea of options and uses in excel that I will use regularly in analyzing data at work. Thanks, Oz!

    The class was exactly as described. We learned the rationale for the steps of the project, how and when to use a number of important functions and, importantly, we got to practice these new skills a few times. I left with a better idea of options and uses in excel that I will use regularly in analyzing data at work. Thanks, Oz!

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    Erika C.
    Reviewed on 05/01/13

    Oz was great and gave good explanations. It was not my favorite venue for this type of course as it was quite dark and the large screen was difficult to read. Also, I was not as advanced as everyone else in the class so had to struggle to keep up. This, of course, was not the fault of the instructor.

    Oz was great and gave good explanations. It was not my favorite venue for this type of course as it was quite dark and the large screen was difficult to read. Also, I was not as advanced as everyone else in the class so had to struggle to keep up. This, of course, was not the fault of the instructor.

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    Gabrielle T.
    Reviewed on 04/30/13

    Would highly recommend this for anyone looking to learn more about Excel. Great pace and content. Oz took the time to explain things and answer all questions. Will definitely be taking another class.

    Would highly recommend this for anyone looking to learn more about Excel. Great pace and content. Oz took the time to explain things and answer all questions. Will definitely be taking another class.

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    Nate G.
    Reviewed on 04/10/13

    Learned some very helpful tips for solving business problems using Excel. The instructor really knows his stuff and engages students to use examples from their situation to teach the class new things.

    From Teacher:

    Naté, thanks for the feedback. I'm glad you got something from the course. I agree that the venue was a bit loud that night. For a moment it sounded like Karaoke was going on in the other room. That was unusual. I've got 3 more sessions planned at that venue and am actively looking for another location that offers (free) space. NOTE: I do bring a cord with extra outlets with me. You're welcome to plug in where I'm at. But generally, yes, the outlets are very few. Thanks again, be in touch and I hope to see you again soon.

    Learned some very helpful tips for solving business problems using Excel. The instructor really knows his stuff and engages students to use examples from their situation to teach the class new things.

    From Teacher:

    Naté, thanks for the feedback. I'm glad you got something from the course. I agree that the venue was a bit loud that night. For a moment it sounded like Karaoke was going on in the other room. That was unusual. I've got 3 more sessions planned at that venue and am actively looking for another location that offers (free) space. NOTE: I do bring a cord with extra outlets with me. You're welcome to plug in where I'm at. But generally, yes, the outlets are very few. Thanks again, be in touch and I hope to see you again soon.

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    Andrew C.
    Reviewed on 03/21/13

    I am trying to take my excel skills to the next level and that is why going to Oz's classes is an invaluable experience!

    I am trying to take my excel skills to the next level and that is why going to Oz's classes is an invaluable experience!

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    Isabel S.
    Reviewed on 02/22/13

    I've taken one other class with Oz and both times, I've learned so much. I can also immediately apply what I've learned, so it definitely worth the money!

    From Teacher:

    Isabel, thank you so much for your participation. Your feedback has made a difference. You're a teacher for me as much as I'm one for you.

    I've taken one other class with Oz and both times, I've learned so much. I can also immediately apply what I've learned, so it definitely worth the money!

    From Teacher:

    Isabel, thank you so much for your participation. Your feedback has made a difference. You're a teacher for me as much as I'm one for you.

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    Diane B.
    Reviewed on 02/22/13

    Oz was/is great. He is patient and completely absorbs every question then works up a solution. I will take more workshops with him.

    From Teacher:

    Diane, thanks for the feedback and your participation in the Formulas workshop. Looking forward to working with you in other workshops and please let me know if you have requests for either content or a workshop topic. Let's get you what you need!

    Oz was/is great. He is patient and completely absorbs every question then works up a solution. I will take more workshops with him.

    From Teacher:

    Diane, thanks for the feedback and your participation in the Formulas workshop. Looking forward to working with you in other workshops and please let me know if you have requests for either content or a workshop topic. Let's get you what you need!

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    Kelly M.
    Reviewed on 02/10/13

    Oz offered a great basic course on Excel, making the environment comfortable to ask simple questions. I appreciated his patience and enjoyed his story behind his reason for teaching these classes and can see his passion. Our class became sort of a discussion which made it more interesting and less of a lecture, which for myself is a better learning environment. For $20, this 2 hrs was totally worth it to sit in a room and learn a bunch of little excel tricks.

    Oz offered a great basic course on Excel, making the environment comfortable to ask simple questions. I appreciated his patience and enjoyed his story behind his reason for teaching these classes and can see his passion. Our class became sort of a discussion which made it more interesting and less of a lecture, which for myself is a better learning environment. For $20, this 2 hrs was totally worth it to sit in a room and learn a bunch of little excel tricks.

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    Eric G.
    Reviewed on 02/01/13

    Oz had a lot of great things to share, but I learned plenty just watching him use excel.

    From Teacher:

    Eric, that's a fresh perspective. I hadn't thought about it but I know I've benefitted form just watching others use Excel.

    Oz had a lot of great things to share, but I learned plenty just watching him use excel.

    From Teacher:

    Eric, that's a fresh perspective. I hadn't thought about it but I know I've benefitted form just watching others use Excel.

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    Ris F.
    Reviewed on 01/31/13

    Oz du Soleil makes Excel interesting, exciting, amazing and many other positive words that end with "-ing." He also makes the higher functions and capabilities of Excel accessible and understandable for people who know virtually nothing about the program.

    The most important thing Oz teaches is how to think about the raw data you already have and what you would like it to do... in plain English.

    From Teacher:

    Ris, YOU GOT IT! Thinking in plain English about the task is key. Once that's done, the solution can be simple, complex or brutish but you have a good chance of reaching the destination if it's clearly conceptualized. ONWARD! Thanks for the review. :-)

    Oz du Soleil makes Excel interesting, exciting, amazing and many other positive words that end with "-ing." He also makes the higher functions and capabilities of Excel accessible and understandable for people who know virtually nothing about the program.

    The most important thing Oz teaches is how to think about the raw data you already have and what you would like it to do... in plain English.

    From Teacher:

    Ris, YOU GOT IT! Thinking in plain English about the task is key. Once that's done, the solution can be simple, complex or brutish but you have a good chance of reaching the destination if it's clearly conceptualized. ONWARD! Thanks for the review. :-)

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    Gail K.
    Reviewed on 01/31/13

    Learned a lot - format was open and flexible. Oz did a great job answering questions - even if way off topic.

    From Teacher:

    Gail, thanks for attending and thanks for your questions during the workshop. This one was fun and intense. Lots of layers, lots of great inquiry from the students. Hope to see you again.

    Learned a lot - format was open and flexible. Oz did a great job answering questions - even if way off topic.

    From Teacher:

    Gail, thanks for attending and thanks for your questions during the workshop. This one was fun and intense. Lots of layers, lots of great inquiry from the students. Hope to see you again.

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    Lynn S.
    Reviewed on 01/31/13

    Good information; a lot packed into a short amount of time. Well worth the $20 and time.

    From Teacher:

    Lynn, thanks for the feedback and for attending. I'm so glad that you found the experience worthwhile. :-)

    Good information; a lot packed into a short amount of time. Well worth the $20 and time.

    From Teacher:

    Lynn, thanks for the feedback and for attending. I'm so glad that you found the experience worthwhile. :-)

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    Ris F.
    Reviewed on 01/16/13

    Oz is an Excel genius. He makes the sheer possibilities for manipulating data within the program understandable, interesting and FUN. I am really looking forward to learning more in Oz's next class!

    Oz is an Excel genius. He makes the sheer possibilities for manipulating data within the program understandable, interesting and FUN. I am really looking forward to learning more in Oz's next class!

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    Isabel S.
    Reviewed on 12/20/12

    This was a great class. I learned so many things that I'm going to be able to apply right away and save so much time and money. Worth much more than I paid for the class!

    This was a great class. I learned so many things that I'm going to be able to apply right away and save so much time and money. Worth much more than I paid for the class!

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    Charlie V.
    Reviewed on 11/20/12

    Oz does a great job of making Excel not only relevant but fun. He teaches the class in a way that's surprising, democratic, and not fear-inducing. I walked away feeling I could finally slay the Excel beast!

    Oz does a great job of making Excel not only relevant but fun. He teaches the class in a way that's surprising, democratic, and not fear-inducing. I walked away feeling I could finally slay the Excel beast!

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    Sarah M.
    Reviewed on 11/15/12

    The instructor was very knowledgeable and provided good examples of ways to use Excel in daily life. He also provided a structure to help participants think about how they may want to figure out formulas and get to the date they need.

    The instructor was very knowledgeable and provided good examples of ways to use Excel in daily life. He also provided a structure to help participants think about how they may want to figure out formulas and get to the date they need.

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    Ris F.
    Reviewed on 11/15/12

    Simple answers to problems that had me banging my head against the wall for hours! Plus an introduction to some truly amazing things that can be done with data inside Excel. I am so grateful to Oz du Soleil for explaining Excel in plain English, and came away with some easily implementable concepts!

    Simple answers to problems that had me banging my head against the wall for hours! Plus an introduction to some truly amazing things that can be done with data inside Excel. I am so grateful to Oz du Soleil for explaining Excel in plain English, and came away with some easily implementable concepts!

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    Lisa K.
    Reviewed on 02/05/13

    This class is not for beginners.

    This class is not for beginners.

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