Our lead trainer, Beni Patel has been an ESRI authorized trainer since 1996.  She taught Introduction to GIS at the University of Houston for eight years.  Was invited to guest lecture and mentor students at several high schools and colleges.  She is currently an ESRI authorized trainer for Introduction to ArcGIS I, Introduction to ArcGIS II, and Working with Spatial Analyst.  She has experience in developing custom courses in GIS for ExxonMobil and Duke Energy.  She has taught ESRI authorized classes for the last 11 years and was recognized as one of the top 5 trainers by ESRI in 2005.  Over time she has taught several hundred students on ESRI products and maintains an excellent rating on the student evaluations.

Some of the companies who have had trainees attend her classes includes: Harris County Flood Control District, Montgomery County, Montgomery County Appraisal District, Montgomery County 911 District, City of Houston, City of Conroe, City of Huntsville, Aransas County, Aransas County Appraisal District, The Woodlands Community Association, Conroe Independent School District, Aldine Independent School District, ExxonMobil, Shell Oil, Duke Energy, Anadarko Petroleum, Marathon Oil, British Petroleum, Temple Inland, Fugro Robertson, Visual Solutions, Avia Environmental Inc., IT-Nexus, Coastal Preserve and Developments Foundation, Decision Analyst.

Tessellations will be happy to create custom class and train your staff.  Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Testimonies from Students:

Justin Williams – Assistant Professor – Sam Houston State University
Beni, is a true professional, good humor and understands the demands of the class.

Lauren Grawey
Ms. Patel was very knowledgeable about the subjects. She could always give informed answers to any questions that were asked.

Jay Krishnan – Systems Analyst – University of Houston
The instructor has been excellent throughout the course, she is knowledgeable, approachable and made every effort to ensure the material was understood

Lili Yu – Graduate Student – Dept. of Geosciences
I think Dr. Patel is a very good instructor and really enlightens me something new and exciting.

Allison Purviance – GIS/Field Technician – Panhandle Groundwater Conservation
Beni Patel is a really knowledgeable instructor with obviously tons of experience in the field and very helpful in answering questions.

Amy Crowell – Hydrologist – Panhandle Groundwater Conservation
Beni is VERY knowledgeable about ESRI and answered several questions that others had not been able to.

Vicki Hernandez – Crime Analyst – HCSO
The instructor for this course did an excellent job of making the information understandable. I had basic knowledge before this course and she made it very easy to start to understand the concept of the ESRI program. Very good instructor would recommend her to anyone.

L Green
The instructor was very knowledgeable. She has excellent teaching skills, made the class fun and interesting; you didn’t fell like you were going to fall asleep during the lectures. She was very personable.

Joanna Jasek – Crime Analyst – Harris County Sheriff’s Office
Beni is a great teacher and I would definitely take another class from her.

Lori Francis
Ms. Patel was extremely knowledgeable and thorough.

Paul Pennington
The best.  Very Knowledgeable

Valina Evans – GIS Technician II – Turner Collie & Braden
Excellent Teacher – very knowledgeable, will fine the answer to your questions if not readily available. Hope she teaches classes in other areas of ARCGIS.   Will be looking for her.  Great instructor.  Very helpful, before, after and during class. Hope to have her again!!

James Wunderlich
Beni explained all the chapters we covered very well and was very helpful in answering questions.