I am very thankful to be a part of this campus

I attended OTA 3 years ago. I struggled the past 3 years, and finally came back with the encouragement of my dear, sweet husband to reengage with OTA. Never once did I feel chided for not having returned sooner. My counselor, Adam Darwish, has supported my learning greatly, not only when I was there on campus but through e-mail and texting. He did everything he said he would do. I re-took the Futures class with Michelle Volmering, who remains a superb instructor. She really helps us to understand the process. She gave us many handouts to keep us on track when we returned home. She shared her passion and her life’s ups and downs to help us to feel normal and to have hope, encouraging us to persevere in our education. She goes over and beyond any requirement of duty by providing extra student help sessions with the on-line Mastermind Community (MMC), which she records live on the Atlanta campus, and with Focus Groups, which I was able to attend live while in Atlanta for the week. I live out of state, so I regret that I can’t attend these bimonthly sessions regularly, but I thank the Lord they have the Mastermind community online. Also, I have found the online XLTs extremely helpful. The on campus support staff offers their assistance with very engaging charm. I really appreciate all of the staff, and I want to give a big thank you to Vheda, who helped me with my laptop. She is very competent and spent the necessary extra time to help me with a cheerful attitude. Also, Celeste, David Dobbs and Edmond Gutnecht all helped with enthusiasm during and outside of class. They never made us feel like a burden, or stupid, but instead patiently encouraged and challenged me personally. I admire Taylor Frame as an excellent instructor. I took him a few years ago, but he was very encouraging when I was there on campus last week. Since I did attend 3 years ago, I want to add that OTA has continually re-evaluated and updated their material. I had heard references to the changes while listening to the XLTs online. Therefore, I revisited the online Foundations classes and the Futures classes and found many good changes that clarified what I was seeing in the markets. I want to give a big thank you to Kappa Man in the MMC. He too showed a lot of patience with us students, helping us understand Michelle Volmering’s definitions of levels. Right after joining MMC, I listened to him and felt like the expense was worth it. Furthermore, the online support chat group offers a great deal of help. They work behind the scenes so I want to let them know that I appreciate them. I am very thankful to be a part of this campus and hope, with their continued help and support, to persevere and succeed in the near future with trading, remembering that I don’t have to win even 50% of the time to be successful.

Rita Zartman (Atlanta, GA)