I wanted to take some time to write you an email saying thank you for the wonderful job you have done in the two TIA online seminars that you instructed. I found that both FM and MLC did a great job preparing me for the exam and allowed me to pass on my first attempt with a great score. I have used TIA as my primary source of study for the 4 exams I have taken and couldn't be happier with the results! Thanks again and keep up the good work!
I just wanted to thank you for your exceptional job of preparing me for MLC this fall, my first attempt at this exam. I felt confident going into the exam, but I didn't even realize how excellently prepared I was until it was over...I answered 24 confidently, and now that the answers have been released I know I got 24 right, so I'm holding out for that elusive 10! I think what separated my study experience from test takers who didn't use TIA was a unique understanding of the material that was both deep and intuitive. As I'm sure you're aware a good amount of the questions on this exam were unlike anything in the practice problems/old exams, and I believe that the TIA online & live seminars prepared me to figure out how to solve these problems in a natural and efficient way. I will enthusiastically recommend your product to my coworkers and other actuaries, and I'll definitely be sticking with TIA in my future! Thanks again!
The combination of the TIA online seminar and hard work is definitely a winning strategy when it comes to passing exams! While there is no such thing as a guaranteed pass, I believe that the TIA seminar is the best resource available in preparation of an exam - I haven't failed one yet! I've written three exams to date, and have used TIA for all of them. I just passed MLC during the November 2009 sitting. TIA instructors (well, at least you [James] and Dave) make all the concepts simple and easy to understand, while still explaining all the details and getting the required depth of knowledge. I have just signed up for the MFE online seminar, and look forward to Mike's lessons, and another successful exam sitting. I have recommended TIA to many of my co-workers who are still studying for exams. Thanks for a great product.
I just found out I passed MLC with a 10! I'm very excited and grateful for your product and seminar. I felt like it was a much more efficient way to study. I learned and retained the material much better then when I studied for the 2 previous exams I took. I'll definitely be using your product for my future exams.
Thanks so much for you lectures. I've used TIA for P, FM, MFE, and now MLC. I passed P, FM, and MFE on the first try and MLC :fingers-crossed: on the second try. I'm a career changer who last took a real math course over ten years ago, and only made it to Calculus I. Your lectures are amazing and make the material much easier to comprehend. You and Dave are two of the best instructors I've had and I can't wait to take the live seminar for C.
Just want to thank you for how helpful your seminar was. I feel like i dominated the test today after failing the past two attempts. Your strategy of learning a few key equations and then just understanding how the insurance works (when money comes in vs money comes out) is so much easier than the ASM approach of trying to become a math major. As a finance major your method was a great help and i think it will be much more helpful in the work world than the straight math method.
I just wanted to say thank you for creating a thorough curriculum and friendly learning environment. (I'd also like to thank Lee for tirelessly answering so many questions on the forum.) I felt that the TIA learning materials and practice exams prepared me well for the May 2013 sitting. I thought that the practice exams you wrote were a notch or two more difficult that the actual exam, and that having exams that were slightly more difficult but manageable were one of the best learning tools of TIA. I felt that the sample exams hit the May 2013 exam's pacing right-on; there were harder, lengthier questions in the middle and easier questions at the end. One small suggestion I have for your practice exams is that it might help students to footnote each exam with a number. I went over the practice tests several times, pulling out the most challenging problems and doing them over and over, and ultimately getting all the exams mixed up - so just a footnote might help those students such as myself who forget to number them.
I juste want to say THANK YOU because my MLC exam was realy "easy" and I think you are largely responsible for this success. My MLC Live Seminar was a great experience and I recommend it to anyone who wants to pass this exam.
HI James, I just wanted to let you know that thanks to your course I passed MLC! I took it with no seminar in May 2013 and got a 2, so even though I don't know my actual score yet it's at least a 4 level improvement. I found the course easy to follow and I thought your lectures were great, no monotone and great sense of humor!