I am Nelly
I ♥ building cool stuff & teaching others how to do it
Nelly was my instructor for a full stack development boot camp. I entered his class with minimal coding knowledge, and on the many occasions that I felt overwhelmed, discouraged and ready to quit, Nelly was by my side giving me encouragement and making sure I understood the material. Nelly is the most all-in, dedicated teacher I've ever had- he consistently went above and beyond for me. He was my tutor, my mentor and is now a lifelong friend. His passion for coding and life itself is so sincere, he truly is a bright light in this world. Thank you for everything Nelly!
Nelly is a fantastic teacher. He has the ability and patience to teach anyone. His enthusiasm is contagious and his drive is inspiring. At the time I met Nelly, I knew nothing about Web Development. After a very short time, he was able to give me the tools to create a foundation on which I was able to grow and build as a developer. Nelly once told me it was his calling to teach those around him. I believe he has found his path. Thank you Nelly for the energy you bring to this world.
"You cannot teach a man anything, you can only help him find it within himself" - Galileo
Those are the words I have seen Nelly live by everyday as a teacher. He did not just do the job of teaching us coding but helped us find it within ourselves on days when most of us almost gave up. Not only a great teacher but a gem of a human being who lives for others. His passion to help others makes him one of the best teachers I have come across in my life. He has the skill to teach complex subjects in a way that not only makes it easy to understand but also gives you the confidence of tackling it on your own. I can not recommend Nelly enough and believe that whoever gets him as a teacher should consider themselves as the lucky ones. Way to go Nelly!
I had the pleasure of being one of Nelly’s students and the Northwestern University coding boot camp. Right from the go he always brought his smile, his patience, and knowledge to everything he did. Nelly has a dynamic personality and engaging teaching style that truly helped me develop as a developer. When I started with Nelly, I quite literally knew only what I had taught myself, which was near to nothing. Over the course of the class, post graduation, the job search grind, and ultimately through accepting a job offer, Nelly was there to support, motivate, and inspire! Thankful to call him a friend and mentor. Cheers, Nelly!
Nelly taught my Full Stack Bootcamp at UC Davis. The instruction I received was superb, Nelly has a way of breaking down complex material into much simpler steps. His commitment to making sure each and every student understood the difficult material was remarkable, often meeting students in off time for private tutoring. Nelly approaches everything in life with passion and drive. I can't recommend him highly enough. Easily the most committed teacher I have ever had as well as a simply phenomenal human.
Nelly is an accomplished mentor, developer, and teacher. He has been instrumental in my progression as a developer and the same can be said for many others. He's the kind of person you want as an instructor or a team mate. This is because Nelly has overcame more adversity than a large portion of students he will encounter. He has cultivated a well of patience that extends to students as well as colleagues. Although patient he is one of the hardest working people that I have encountered in any field. This is seen in his work, his teaching, and how he approaches life in general. I really can not say enough great things about Nelly. If you have the opportunity to work with Nelly in any capacity I would highly recommend it.
If you walk into a classroom and Nelly is your instructor, be aware that you're luckier than any person
has won the lottery!
Nelly has passion, heart, and a way of teaching that "doesn't make you feel [dumb]" (quoting from another student of his). He puts in every effort to ensure his students learn and understand both the front-end and back-end portions of full-stack development.
On several occasions, he met with me and my group (for many hours) for our projects to teach us how to use MySQL, Handlebars.js, React, rendering the proper code onto the page, and a refresh of how Git branches worked. He worked with me in my own project on using MongoDB, Mongoose, discussed plans and diagrams on how to approach React and Mongo on said project, and met with me several times on Zoom to code with me, remaining patient the entire time.
Not only can he teach, he develops his own apps, as well - along with coding an app featuring a card game from his home country, he also coded and promoted (ie, drove to multiple cities to test it) an app for pick-up basketball (which made me slightly more interested in the sport)!
It was an honor to be Nelly's student - I'm glad he took the leap and flew to California to teach the inaugural class of UC Davis Extension's Coding Boot Camp!
Thanks, Nelly! :D
Nelly is everything you want in a teacher and mentor. He went above and beyond during my time studying at Northwestern to help me and others solidify their skills and learn new ones. He pushes you to be a better person in and outside of work. More people should know his story on how he got where he is today, and join him for the ride ahead.
Nelly was my instructor at Northwestern University's Code bootcamp and I can't say enough good things!! Nelly is SO smart, talented, patient, kind and truly has the best interest of his students at heart. I learned so much being Nelly's student; he truly is one of the best! Nelly has inspired me and so many in countless ways. I highly recommend Nelly !
I was one of Nelly's students. Nelly is an unrelenting powerhouse. I knew this from my first day in his
class, when he recognized the tremendous empowerment my class was festering and birthing by signing up for
this intensive 6 month coding program.
He walked in and assumed his position a true teacher, someone who goes beyond using words to explain concepts. He lights up when he's helping others. Nelly is a leader and his energy electrifies the air around him. Anyone who walks into the same room as him will know that he is making an impact beyond measure.
He brings more to the table than just knowledge. Nelly brings fiery determination to pull this world up by its bootstraps. He unrelentingly believes in his students and their futures. And I know this because he never failed to see us in our true potential.
I was a student of Nelly's in July of 2018. He was a wonderful instructor and helped me realize my goal of becoming a full time web developer. The career he helped me launch has led me to become a tutor for the same organization he taught for. In one year I learned how to speak four different code languages, manage full-stack applications, build/deploy and run the continued cyber security and data viz for site performance. I've created an app that can deliver streaming video in less than 1 second to first render. None of this would have been possible if it weren't for Nelly's unique focus on problem solving and procedure. I've been very lucky to have such a positive influence in my career!
Nelly did not just teach me how to code, he opened an entire new world. I brought absolutely no coding
experience to the table and was very unsure of how far I could go in this career path before I took his
APIs, MongoDB/Mongoose, SQL/Sequelize, MVC, Heroku Deployment, and Git-Github, but MOST IMPORTANTLY he
taught me how to think and problem solve. But how did he do it?
Nelly led extra class sessions, reviews, and even one on one help to anyone who needed it. I was a successful student because I had a diligent instructor who not only would not let me fail, but not even imagine that anything less than success was a possibility.
On graduation day I knew that Nelly had fulfilled his promise to my class that anything we wanted to create, we could, no limitations! Not only did I learn, but I became so confident in my abilities and inspired at how coding can change people's lives, that I became a teaching assistant and one on one tutor for the course Nelly taught me. I love web development, I love clean code, I love problem-solving, all of which stem from a charismatic and compassionate instructor like Nelly. There is not a person who can walk away without being enriched after learning with him.
When I think back to my time as a student in Nelly's Northwestern Full Stack Coding Bootcamp class, I think about how that class changed my life. I came into the class knowing a small amount of code and I am happy to say that I am now a software engineer for a Fortune 500 company. Nelly played a huge part in inspiring me to love software development and teach me the fundamentals I needed to know. Nelly is extremely technically skilled, but his true gift is his ability to teach. I have come to find that this is a rare skill in software development and I appreciate Nelly taking the to invest in each and every one of his students. It was truly a pleasure being in Nelly's class and if you have a similar goal of becoming a software developer, Nelly will do everything to help you reach that goal.
Nelly was my instructor and tutor in a full stack development Bootcamp. He went above and beyond to make sure that my peers and I grasped the concepts. Nelly is genuine, patient, and understanding. I feel so fortunate to have learned from him- his passion for teaching is inspiring.
Nelly is one of the most influential people I have ever met and it was a blessing to be able to work alongside him as I began my journey into software development. His amiable personality, comprehensive knowledge base, problem-solving ability, and willingness to assist are unparalleled. I wish him all the luck on his current and future endeavors.
Nelly was my tutor, and let's be honest, my lifesaver, when I decided to go back to school to learn coding
when I was almost 50 years old! I was so fortunate to have found him because not only is he gifted at
helping others learn to code, he is also completely inspiring. He loves to code and he loves to help
others learn to code. It is impossible not to catch his enthusiasm for the craft.
I have to share one of many memorable stories of Nelly's commitment to learning. I had a project due the next day and he was helping me through some struggles I was having with my part. At some point we learned that my partner on the project had dropped the ball and I was determined to finish the entire project before the presentation. Nelly stayed on the video call with me ALL NIGHT! We finished at 5am. That shows a lot of commitment - but here is the really interesting part. The entire time we were working, he never just gave me the answers, he always made me learn. Even at 3am when I was said, oh come on, just tell me the answer!!! He would patiently suggest a different viewpoint or approach, and I would learn something new! I will be forever grateful for his wisdom and his encouragement. If you are on the fence about asking for help - talk to Nelly right away! You will be glad you did.
I was Nelly's student from July 2018-October 2018 at the Northwestern Full-Stack Coding Bootcamp. At the
time, I was a freelance blog writer and lyric transcriber and delivered for Postmates. I was desperately
looking for a career change. I had managed websites via WordPress before, but had no experience with
coding outside of very basic HTML and CSS. When first making this transition into the world of web
developing it can be very overwhelming. There are so many acronyms, libraries, frameworks, languages out
there that imposter syndrome is nearly impossible to avoid. Nelly not only taught us how to code, but he
taught us patience and perseverance. I saw firsthand Nelly get excited over error messages or scripts not
working as expected. This helped me change my mindset from being intimidated and frustrated when things
don't work as expected to being excited at opportunities to solve problems through debugging code.
I originally went to college to become a High School English Teacher. I quickly decided that I did not have a passion for teaching, but this same passion that I lacked I can clearly see in Nelly. He takes his time to get to know his students individually and what motivates them, and how they best learn. He also approaches the classroom more like getting together with a friend who is showing you something. I really appreciated everything Nelly did for us and would take another class with him 10/10 times if given the opportunity!
I was fortunate enough to have Nelly as my instructor at the UC Davis coding bootcamp in Sacramento, California. His passion and dedication to teaching and his students is impressive to say the least. Nelly is an amazing teacher able to tailor his teaching strategies to each individual, and is very patient with a "you can do it" attitude. His optimism is catagious and makes you feel like you can succeed no matter what. He always went above and beyond what was required, including being available for questions or tutoring at any time day or night. I highly recommend Nelly to anyone wanting to learn coding to add to their skill set or as a career.
Nelly is a creative instructor with a knack for getting students to listen. He is such a good combination of a professional knowledgable developer and a humourous interesting teacher. His lectures have always been very informative and interesting and have never been boring. He is a great instructor and I've learned a lot! Nelly is probably one of the best if not maybe the best instructor I've ever had.
I consider myself lucky to have had Nelly Sugu as an instructor during my July 2018 Full Stack Web Development course at Northwestern University. Nelly has a true passion and talent for teaching. His optimism, attentiveness and innate curiosity make him a wonderful instructor who motivates his students to excel. On the human level, Nelly is an amazing person who cares for his students and their success, and I have found in him a true and inspiring friend.
I walked into Northwestern University's Coding Boot Camp in 2018 with a certain mindset of what kind of experience I should be preparing myself for, what I aimed to get out of it, and what I expected the next 12 weeks of my life to approximate. Nelly was lucky enough to be the point person for me on this experience, and he was going to shape what I was able to learn in this accelerated time schedule, with very little experience into the development world that I was preparing for. Nelly is a great teacher, he fundamentally understands what he is trying to help you learn (and knows how to search for the answer when he doesn't know), and he has the problem solving skills to break apart an issue into discrete finite problems that can be solved one at a time. Those qualities are to be expected of a great teacher, but what made Nelly stand out from anyone else were the reasons he chose to stop and spend hours at a time helping you solve a single problem. Nelly was able to convince each and every one of us, that regardless of your experience, mindset, and attitude - everyone was teachable, and everyone could learn. The technical details come and go, and search engines go a long way - but teachers who leave behind moments are the ones worth trusting your time and effort to. Nelly is one of them (thank you, Nelly!).
As an Instructor, Nelly has amazing ability to break down programming languages & concepts, computer technologies, and complex algorithms into easy to grasp instructions for entire class. I looked forward to attending each and every session and learning something new from him. Thank you Nelly.
Nelly has a great ability to teach complex things in approachable manner. He explains not only new material, but also a way to study it. He is pleasure to work with and I really enjoyed being guided and mentored by him.
Nelly is an amazing Instructor. I was his student for 3 months full time camp. I learned a lot from him. He's very knowledgeable. He had well thought deep answers to all of my questions and my classmates'. He is very patient and thorough when it comes to explaining complex material in a simplified way. He has a strong ability to keep his students engaged and interested in the material he teaches. It was very obvious he has a strong deep knowledge of the technologies he taught us and of the software development field in general. I worked closely with him during my projects and class work and could experience how talented he is. He has a very amiable presence and would be a great, valuable addition to any place/position he's in. I'm grateful to him for all the knowledge he gave me and the hours of help he offered me beyond his classroom responsibility. He showed the he sincerely cared about us and never left any of us no matter what was the level of help we needed.
Nelly is a talented teacher and mentor. He has a gift for getting others excited about writing code and learning new technologies with his infectious positivity and curiosity. They say that to teach you have to truly master a skill, and Nelly is a skilled teacher of all things web development.
Nelly was my instructor at Northwestern University's Coding Bootcamp, and I couldn't be more grateful for his mentorship and expertise. Nelly communicates clearly and effectively, and is passionate about the material as well as his students' success. Nelly will go above and beyond job requirements to support his students, whether it's skipping lunch to work through a problem you're having, or helping you via slack late at night.
Nelly is one of the most amicable and inspiring, which are some traits of what great instructors need to
have, people I have ever met. His strong technical background with his outstanding communication skills
make the most complexed software development ideas and methodologies seem simple and fathomable.
I was very interested in Full Stack development and did not know where to start. Not only did Nelly gave me an abundance of resources and directions to get started, but also demonstrated creating a web app along with explanations, and he made it seem very easy! His interactive and humorous teaching methodologies really capture people’s interests and attentions.
Therefore, I am very confident that Nelly will be a successful engineer, instructor and mentor with his robust technical, communication and teaching skills along with his cordial personality.
I taught under Nelly in a Coding Bootcamp for 6 months, and I would say Nelly has the rare talent that glues the entire classroom of students together and pushes them forward. He did not leave any student behind. He was a great teacher and true leader, and any team would be lucky to have him.
Of all the wonderful things I could say about Nelly, I will only say that he was 100% devoted to his role as Instructor, and he took to performing his duty of not just lecturing but also ensuring that students truly grasped the complex concepts he was teaching. Nelly is an amazing teacher, and an even better leader.
Nelly not only has strong technical abilities but is more importantly a motivator. He is a very strong and effective communicator. This gives him the ability to benefit teams and large groups. I believe that Nelly is best placed in leadership roles where his skills as a motivator will be most effective. Nelly is very ready to share stories of his past experiences and provides details and insights that many others are too shy to share. This level of transparency and authenticity really helps show individuals that they truly do have something to bring to the table and urges them to do so. Nelly’s versatility makes him a great addition to a variety of teams. I am excited to see what he does next!
Nelly is a very enthusiastic and passionate individual. When he is given a task he does everything it takes to go above and beyond the requirements. I worked with him on our senior capstone project and he has been one of my great friends ever since. I would recommend anyone to have Nelly on their team because his dedication, eagerness and innovation would benefit any project.
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