Student Success Story: Theodore

“I am capable of doing so much more than before. I am not afraid to put my skills up against those who are much younger.”


  • More self esteem
  • Confident in his Excel skills
  • Can keep up at work
  • Better able to work with complex datasets

Became a More Confident User of Excel

  • Courses suitable for all skill levels
  • Learn at your own pace
  • Professional, well made content
  • Help and support for all students

What was life like before you joined Excel University?

My name is Ted Krembs, and I am currently living in Washington State and I am a nonprofit administrator. I had been using Excel for many years.

It was always just simple functions. However, in nonprofit administration, there are a lot of grants, and to prove grants, someone needs to verify all the data. The data that I had to draw from was so complicated that I needed stronger skills.


What has changed since you joined Excel University?

For me, it is a matter of self-esteem. I was underperforming in comparison to some of my contemporaries who might be a little more youthful. I can now keep up with them. 

It was embarrassing to me not to be able to do things, or ask when I did not know what the formula was saying. If nothing else, Excel University really built my self-esteem.


What makes Excel University better than searching Google or YouTube?

I like Excel University because I can trust it 100%. When I go to Google or YouTube, I do not know who those people are. They may or may not be able to answer the specific question I have. 

Because of the process of Excel University, I am confident that I know what I am talking about and I am confident that what is being taught is correct.


What is your favorite time saving technique?

When I arrived at this organization, payroll would take three days to process the time cards, send it to the payroll company, get the reports back, and then analyze those reports. Now it is two hours tops!

Would you recommend Excel University?

I highly recommend Excel University, it is totally worth it. It is very accessible for beginners. They start right from the beginning and make every element known to you.

If you already know the skills in the lower levels, you can just go right into junior or senior level. It does not matter how much experience you have, the courses are still valuable.