Sunday, October 31, 2010


I have had numerous inquiries about the next real estate prelicensing course. Because of popular demand I have just scheduled a new accelerated real estate prelicensing course to run for two weeks from February 9 through February 18. The format is Monday through Saturday 9-4:30 and Monday through Friday of the following week with the class final on Friday morning to be followed by a review for the state licensing exam on Friday afternoon. Class location is Maui Community College. If you are interested in taking the course, please call MCC at 984-3231. Although they may not be taking registrations yet, please ask them to take your name and number so they can contact you when they do begin registering for the class.

I was happy with the refined accelerated format which the students seemed to find challenging but not rushed as I felt the previous schedule had been. Repetition of the material, I believe, is the key to successful learning of the subject matter. The topics are introduced first, by the student reading about it, then hearing my lecture and war stories to make the subject meaningful (hopefully), they discuss it in groups, then have a quiz on it at the end of the day. The next day begins with a review of the same material by going over the answers to the quiz both in group discussions and illustrated lessons. Lots of quizzes gave the students plenty of practice with the medium. If you were to ask me the major reason why a student would not pass, I would say that he or she could or did not follow instructions.

Hope to see you in class in February!  Questions? Ask them here.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Class Dismissed!

What a fun two weeks we had. We had a great turnout, 26 students studying to one day soon become real estate agents. It was a grueling pace, six and a half hours a day, reading homework at night to prepare for the next day's lesson and an online social networking site in which to participate in our "spare time".

All but three passed the class final and eight students opted to take the state licensing exam the same day of the final. What fortitude!

We'll be at it again in February. I'll keep you posted on the dates.