kellyI have been truly astonished at what an impact this program has had on me in the relatively short time I have been involved in it. I can’t put my finger on exactly what makes this program so powerful. Obviously the Great Books are amazing, but the live classes take them to a whole new level, making them more exciting and relevant and compelling than ever before! Seeing things from new perspectives, exploring the greatest works of mankind with the eyes of faith, teaming up with one’s classmates in the search for truth which has fascinated mankind from the beginning… It’s truly an intellectual adventure, and I’ve loved every minute of it! I’ve felt like I’m really learning and growing. I can’t tell you how many times in the past year I’ve stepped back and marveled at what I can feel happening inside myself just as a result of enrolling in this program. And when I remember that it was a “coincidence” that we even found out about it, I feel so profoundly grateful… “There’s a Divinity that shapes our ends, / Rough-hew them how we will.” So, yes, I agree that this program is life-changing. I am so grateful to be a part of it, and I could never thank you and the other moderators enough for making it possible through your gift of time and labor. It’s so difficult to find real education nowadays, so I look on this program as an answer to prayer in my own life and a gift of God to my generation. I am wholeheartedly recommending this program to everyone who asks, in the hope that many, many people will be able to share this tremendous experience. – Keelin

Here are some of the replies we have received from our students from the Moderator Evaluation Form. The students are replying to this question:

“Would you like to take another Great Books course with this Moderator? Why or why not?”
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Yes, I would because he always encourages each of us to form our own opinions on different subjects by asking us very basic questions. Like Socrates, he helps me to understand many things by asking me questions that seem simple, however they build upon one another and I end up being able to answer hard questions which I never would have imagined being able to answer.

Yes I would, because she helps me to understand the works in depth, and asks us many thought provoking questions which allows me to get more out of the works than i ever would have imagined.

Yes. Mr. B is clear, helpful, and respectful while being brutally honest.

Not only would I like to, I plan to!!

Yes. He is great and understands that everyone had different answers.

Yes, he is a blast, but don’t tell him that!

Yes, because he does a good job at referring to text from the books we read and he also always adds a twist of fun and good education in our classes.

Yes, because he is loads of fun, and helps me understand what I am learning more.

Yes, he is a great leader and facilitator of the discussion.

Yes I would, because she helps me to understand the works in depth, and asks us many thought provoking questions which allows me to get more out of the works than i ever would have imagined.

Yes. I love these classes and I love how the questions asked during them help with the further understanding of the readings.
Yes! I like that he can teach the class very clearly and rarely confuses what is being said.

Yes. All of them. He is the best teacher in everything.

Yes. I love these classes and I love how the questions asked during them help with the further understanding of the readings.
Mr. Bertucci makes the class very enjoyable while also making it very intriguing on difficult matters. It is always a pleasure to be in a class with him.

Yes. He’s obviously one of the experts in his field.

It would be great if I could. She’s a very thoughtful sort of moderator.

Yes, because I enjoy her teaching style.

Certainly. She lets the students read the discussion to review it again in class.

Yes, because she does everything very clearly and meaningfully. She talks about the readings and discussion materials in an interesting way.

Yes! He’s so kind and even though he has his opinions, he doesn’t make assumptions about the beliefs of the students.

Yes, he has very interesting topics!

Yes I would, because I love all of her discussion topics! They are very creative!

Yes, I am very challenged and I learn a lot
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Yes. She is to the point and kind.

YES!!

Yes. She makes thing clear and easy to understand.

Yes, she is nice and funny.

Yes, I am very challenged and I learn a lot.

Yes definitely. This is my second year with Mr. Bertucci and I love every class.

Yes! Mr. Bertucci is a fun and interesting teacher!

I would love to take my future classes with Mr. B.

Yes, because I feel that I am learning in a fun and easy to understand system and environment.

Yes, I would. Classes moderated by him are very thought provoking and well organized. I always walk away from class with a better understanding of the ideas discussed in the text.

Yes. Great leader!

Yes, because he’s an excellent teacher who always makes me learn something new.

Because she’s very kind and never makes another student feel bad about their views, I know this best because sometimes I’m the only one who agrees with something in the class. I wish this class was every day!