A variety of comments received from users:
Elementary Schedule Assistant app (*This is a new app - released Dec 2019)
I have had teachers away and I have been trying to organize virtual speakers. Being able to pop the induvial teacher schedules and the master schedule up on my screen has made decision making much easier! Still loving it!
Thanks for the intro today - much appreciated. Andrea and Darlene both agreed it will help them with many aspects of managing teachers' schedules etc.
It has helped me already - just started using it today! - The Office Staff are also excited to have the schedules available. It has already helped with
today's Supply teachers!
Secondary Timetable (Master Schedule) Assistant app - traditional MS Access version and Web-Based version
Many comments regarding the traditional MS Access version of the Timetable (Master Schedule) Assistant app
and some recent comments regarding the new 'Web' version of the Timetable (Master Schedule) Assistant app
which provides a number of additional features - based on feedback, it appears that the 'colour' capability is a big favourite.
(re: the new Web version) "Hi Pete,This is very exciting. I like the greater use of colour. I need to colour code EVERYTHING for my brain and currently highlight on each grade master which courses are applied/college, academic/uni/M, and open. I would have loved trialing this this year."
(re: the new Web version) "Hi Pete, Just a quick note to let you know I used the web version for about 6 hours yesterday. It was amazing!!! Thanks so much for your help and support. I am so pleased with it!"
(re: the new Web version) "Pete - I love the colour feature. I don't have to waste time creating the big board anymore. "
"Hi Pete, Thanks for sending all kinds of Nesterenko software. I've been in interviews this morning but seeing that the Nesterenko material had arrived to my inbox gave me a certain Christmas morning feeling while I sort through my e-mail backlog. I am going start the installation process at 1:15 and am so happy that you are available to be 'on-call'. just in case."
"This has saved me countless hours and now I have much, much more information - all on one page!"
"This program has made creating a Master Schedule for my school almost effortless and has saved me countless hours."
"The programs created by Pete to assist in the staffing and timetabling of schools are invaluable."
"The report showing the entire school Master Schedule on one page is invaluable, especially during busy counseling times.
It can be reproduced with up to the minute numbers within seconds."
"This has allowed us to trouble-shoot before the large classes ever become a reality."
"Every school will benefit from this program!!"
"Hi Pete - I found my mistake. It wasn't the two reports in Nesterenko that were off from each other - it was Nesterenko vs. how many lines I thought I had allocated. But I found my mistake!
By the way, I LOVE Nesterenko. My favourite three reports are open seats, by department, and by 5th digit. And I love the room by department too. So much easier for me to visualize!"
"I could not do my job nearly as effectively without this School Reporting Software and honestly can‘t believe how easy it has made
the timetabling process for our school."
"It was nice to not have to use pivot tables."
"Very helpful for timetabling, as well once the semester starts for a daily view of class sizes and course changes are happening."
"Very helpful, especially the Conflict Matrix Course report additional app."
"Thanks. It makes my life easier!"
"Can't survive without it."
"It is great - saves a lot of time - easier for analysing simulations."
"Without this software, it would literally take days more time with significant chances that errors would occur. It saves both time and money."
"Without this program our team could not have made the timely, effective and efficient decisions that we did."
"I like the new report with available seats."
"This program has made creating a Master Schedule for my school almost effortless and has saved me countless hours.
Everything I need is there in various reporting formats and can easily be updated with only a few clicks of my mouse.
The design is brilliant!"
"The programs created by Pete to assist in the staffing and timetabling of schools are invaluable.
We rely heavily on the 'Master Schedule' Report throughout the year, however I have most recently utilized
the 'Courses with Low Enrolment' and 'Courses Over Max' reports to consolidate classes that are small after the timetable is loaded and before
schedules are distributed to students. This has allowed us to trouble-shoot before the large classes ever become a reality
in the classroom and often we can correct multiple 'hot spots' in the schedule by making one change!"
"This program saved us countless hours during the timetable process and avoided hours of highlighting and sorting.
With a click of a button, all of the information was sorted and organized. I look forward to using it during the year,
to help us with assemblies and handouts, saving us time and effort! Every school will benefit from this program!!"
"I have been very fortunate to have known Pete and had his software available to me for many years.
As a former administrator and current Head of Guidance who timetables my school, I personally could
not imagine even attempting to timetable without the assistance of Nesterenko Software.
In my role in Guidance, I depend on the Timetable Assistant throughout the entire year.
It has simply become a fundamental tool for me. The report showing the entire school Master Schedule
on one page is invaluable, especially during busy counseling times. It can be reproduced with up to
the minute numbers within seconds.
The array of reports, such as Available Rooms, Teacher Timetables, provide me with information that
I need to function effectively and ultimately serve the needs of our students.
And, of course, it provides incredible reporting that I need during the yearly process of generating
a Master Schedule - always a somewhat stressful process, but not nearly so with this application.
I often ask myself, 'What did I do before I had this great tool and the support of Pete himself?'"
"I was spending hours creating the Master Schedule before we had access to the School Reporting Software.
We used huge charts penciling in classes to create a workable schedule, only to find out that what worked best on paper,
did not always work best for the students.
Using this software bundle has taken a 3-4 person job and weeks of rearranging schedules while looking at cumbersome reports to
being able to complete the process alone in a matter of days as well as providing professional looking reports to the department heads
"The support provided by Pete Self has been unmatched in the world of software development. If I have a suggestion for something new
or can‘t get a feature to work properly for me, Pete is right there with the answer or an updated version addressing my needs/requests
I could not do my job nearly as effectively without this School Reporting Software and honestly can‘t believe how easy it has made
the timetabling process for our school."